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

By Renzhi Hou

This publication is set 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 while the nice Wall used to be demonstrated, 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, in the course of the Liao Dynasty and the Chin Dynasty, till 1234, and the 3rd half explores the way it turned the capital of the chinese language empire, till 1911. This paintings is a old geography and the advent information topographical gains and geographical kinfolk 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 examine that the mountains often achieve over 3000ft and feature essentially no foot-hills, while the bay itself is full of sediments of gravel, sand, loam and loess that have been deposited in horizontal strata, to a good intensity. quite a few illustrations and figures are incorporated, 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 display 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 area, just about all roads major from the northern lands of Mongolia and Manchuria to the nice undeniable of North China within the south are certain to converge at Peiping. The ancient results of this, in addition to neighborhood weather stipulations and different facets of geography are explored during this ebook, which strains the historic upward push to eminence of Peiping.

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