Spanning more than two thousand years, from the first emperor, buried with his terra-cotta army in the third century BC, to Puyi, the four-year-old last emperor, here is the entire history of China told through the stories of its all-powerful rulers.
About the Author
Ann Paludan lived in Beijing from 1972 to 1976, and returns there regularly. Her other books include The Imperial Ming Tombs and The Chinese Spirit Road. She lives in England.