New PDF release: An Historical Geography of Peiping (China Academic Library)

By Renzhi Hou

ISBN-10: 3642553206

ISBN-13: 9783642553202

ISBN-10: 3662515377

ISBN-13: 9783662515372

This publication is set the town of Peiping in China, sometimes called Beijing and Peking, and a urban of significant historic value. Divided into 3 components, this paintings explores Peiping first as a frontier urban at a time whilst the nice Wall was once confirmed, from the Chou dynasty (ca.1122—220 B.C.) till 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, throughout 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, until eventually 1911. This paintings is a ancient geography and the advent information topographical gains and geographical kin of town, describing the best way the mountains upward push from the obvious developing concave fingers to surround Peiping, resulting in the identify, the ‘Bay of Peiping’. We study that the mountains often achieve over 3000ft and feature virtually no foot-hills, when the bay itself is full of sediments of gravel, sand, loam and loess that have been deposited in horizontal strata, to an exceptional intensity. various illustrations and figures are integrated, and readers will see how town sits among rivers, the Hun (浑河 or Muddy River) and the Pai (白河 or White River). those chapters exhibit how every one river has made its contribution to the cloth improvement of town and its environs, together with via irrigation and because the Hun River shifted its direction. due to the geography of the quarter, just about all roads top from the northern lands of Mongolia and Manchuria to the good undeniable of North China within the south are certain to converge at Peiping. The historic results of this, in addition to neighborhood weather stipulations and different facets of geography are explored during this booklet, which lines the old upward thrust to eminence of Peiping.

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