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An Historical Geography of Peiping (China Academic Library) by Renzhi Hou

By Renzhi Hou

This publication is set the town of Peiping in China, often referred to as Beijing and Peking, and a urban of significant old value. Divided into 3 components, this paintings explores Peiping first as a frontier urban at a time while the nice Wall was once proven, from the Chou dynasty (ca.1122—220 B.C.) until eventually the T’ang Dynasties as much as the Khitan career (A.D. 590—937). the second one half explores Peiping because it turns into a countrywide centre, during the Liao Dynasty and the Chin Dynasty, until eventually 1234, and the 3rd half explores the way it grew to become the capital of the chinese language empire, till 1911. This paintings is a ancient geography and the advent info topographical gains and geographical kin of the town, describing the best way the mountains upward push from the obvious growing concave palms to surround Peiping, resulting in the identify, the ‘Bay of Peiping’. We study that the mountains often succeed in over 3000ft and feature virtually no foot-hills, when the bay itself is stuffed with sediments of gravel, sand, loam and loess that have been deposited in horizontal strata, to an exceptional intensity. quite a few illustrations and figures are integrated, and readers will see how the town sits among rivers, the Hun (浑河 or Muddy River) and the Pai (白河 or White River). those chapters display how each one river has made its contribution to the fabric improvement of the town and its environs, together with via irrigation and because the Hun River shifted its direction. due to the geography of the zone, just about all roads best from the northern lands of Mongolia and Manchuria to the nice simple of North China within the south are sure to converge at Peiping. The historic results of this, in addition to neighborhood weather stipulations and different points of geography are explored during this e-book, which strains the old upward thrust to eminence of Peiping.

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