The Qin terracotta army : treasures of Lintong /

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Bibliographic Details
Uniform title:Chʻin Shih-huang ling ping ma yung po wu kuan.
Author / Creator: Zhang, Wenli, 1937-
Format: Book
Imprint: London : Scala Books, ; [Beijing] : Cultural Relics Publishing House ; New York : Distributed in the USA and Canada by Antique Collectors' Club, 1998.
Retention:Retained for Eastern Academic Scholars' Trust (EAST)
Summary:Lintong was the burial ground of Emperor Qin Shi Huang, the first emperor to unify China in a series of bloody wars from 246 BC to 221 BC. Subsequently he laid the groundwork, on strictly Confucian principles, for the following government of China, even though his own dynasty barely outlasted his death in 210 BC. About 700,000 convicts worked in the tomb for 38 years, even after the Emperor's death. The aim was to build a complete army of warriors and horses in terracotta to serve the Emperor in the underworld after his death.
Item Description:Originally published: 1996.
Includes index.
Physical Description:96 pages : color illustrations, color maps ; 28 cm