Tales from 5000 years of Chinese history / by Lin Handa & Cao Yuzhang ; [translation by Yawtsong Lee]

Author(s): Lin, Handa
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Subjects: China--History--Juvenile literature
Formats: Print
Material Type: Books
Language: English
Audience: Juvenile
Published: New York, NY : Better Link Press ; Shanghai, China : Shanghai Press and Pub. Development Co., c2010
LC Classification: D, DS
Physical Description: 2 v. ; 22 cm
Table of Contents: Preface 9
BEFORE 2070 BC
1. Emperors Huangdi (the Yellow Emperor), Yao and Shun 11
2. Da Yu Tamed the Floods 14
XIA AND SHANG DYNASTIES (2070 BC-1046 BC)
3. Shang Tang and the Yin Dynasty 17
4. Jiang Taigong the Angler 21
5. Slaves' Rebellion 24
ZHOU DYNASTY (1046 BC-256 BC)
Western Zhou Dynasty (1046 BC-771 BC)
6. The Duke of Zhou---King Cheng's Chief Counselor 27
7. Beacon-fires on Mount Lishan 30
Eastern Zhou Dynasty (770 BC-256 BC)
Spring and Autumn Period (770 BC-476 BC)
8. The Hegemony of Lord Huan of Qi 33
9. Wu Zixu Slipped Through the Gate of Zhaoguan 38
10. The Peripatetic Travels of Confucius 42
11. Gou Jian Slept on Sticks and Tasted Gall 46
12. Fan Li and Wen Zhong 49
13. Mo Zi Took the Scaling Ladder in Stride 53
14. Shang Yang and His Pole at South Gate 56
15. Sun Bin Matching Wits with Pang Juan 60
16. Zhang Yi Undid the Alliance 64
17. King Wuling of Zhao Adopted the Hu Dress and Horseback Shooting 67
18. Meng Changjun's Retainers 70
19. The Quest of King Zhao of Yan for a Capable Man 74
20. Tian Dan's Fiery Bulls Formation 77
21. Qu Yuan's River Sacrifice 81
22. Lin Xiangru Returned the Jade Intact to Zhao 85
23. Lian Po Presented a Stick and Asked for a Flogging 89
24. Fan Sui's Strategy of Allying with Distant Powers and Attacking Nearer Ones 92
25. Zhao Kuo, the Unequalled Military Strategist on Paper 96
26. Mao Sui Recommending Himself 99
27. Lord Xinling Rescued Zhao 102
28. Li Si Advised against the Expulsion of Foreign-born Officeholders 105
29. Jing Ke's Attempt on the Life of the King of Qin 108
30. The King of Qin Conquered the Six States 112
QIN DYNASTY (221 BC-206 BC)
31. Qin Shihuang---the First Emperor of Unified China 116
32. Intrigues at Shaqiu 121
33. The Rebellion of Chen Sheng and Wu Guang 124
34. Liu Bang and Xiang Yu 128
35. Xiang Yu Orders His Army to Smash all its Stoves and Sink all its Boats 132
HAN DYNASTY (206 BC-220 AD)
Western Han Dynasty (206 BC-25 AD)
36. Liu Bang's Contract with the People 136
37. The Banquet at Hongmen 141
38. Xiao He Chases after Han Xin 146
39. Rivalry between the States of Chu and Han 150
40. Xiang Yu Haunted by Chu Chants 154
41. Song of the Rising Wind 158
42. The Oath of the White Horse 162
43. Cao Adopts the Ways of Xiao 166
44. Zhou Bo Wrests Control of the Army 169
45. Zhou Yafu, Martinet of Camp Xiliu 173
46. Li Guang, the "Flying General" 176
47. Generals Wei Qing and Huo Qubing 180
48. Zhang Qian's Mission to the Western Regions 184
49. Su Wu, the Shepherd 188
50. Sima Qian, Author of Shi Ji 192
51. Wang Zhaojun Carried off in Marriage by a Xiongnu 195
52. Wang Mang Restores the Old System 198
53. Uprising of the Red Eyebrows and the Army of the Green Woods 202
Eastern Han Dynasty (25 AD-220 AD)
54. Liu Xiu Restores the Han Dynasty 206
55. The Quest for Buddhist Sutras and Statues 210
56. Ban Chao Discovers that the Sword is Mightier than the Pen 213
57. Zhang Heng and His Seismometer 217
58. The Dang Gu Incidents 220
59. Fearless Fan Pang Goes to Jail 225
60. The Yellow Turban Uprising 229
61. Yuan Shao Kills the Eunuchs 233
62. Cao Cao Launches Military Action 237
63. Wang Yun Snares Dong Zhuo 241
64. Cao Cao Discusses Heroes over Wine 244
65. The Battle of Guandu 248
66. Sun Ce Takes Control of Jiangdong 253
67. Liu Bei's Three Visits to the Thatched Hut 256
68. Zhou Yu's Fiery Attack at Red Cliffs 260
69. Guan Yu Swamps the Seven Armies 266
70. Lu Meng Crosses the River in White 270
THREE KINGDOMS (220 AD-280 AD)
71. Lu Xun Torches a 200-mile Chain of Barracks 274
72. Meng Huo's Seventh Capture 279
73. Ma Su Loses Jieting 284
74. Death of a Genius at Wuzhangyuan 288
75. Sima Yi Feigns Illness 293
76. The Ambitions of Sima Zhao 297
77. Deng Ai Sneaks through Jian'ge 300
78. Adou Revels in a Foreign Court and Forgets His Home Country 304
JIN DYNASTY (265 AD-420 AD)
Western Jin Dynasty (265 AD-316 AD)
79. Shi Chong and Wang Kai in a Wealth Contest 307
80. Imbecile of an Emperor 310
81. War of Eight Princes 313
82. A Xiongnu (Hun) Declares Himself Emperor of Han 317
83. Sword Practice at the First Crow of the Rooster 321
Eastern Jin Dynasty (317 AD-420 AD)
84. House of the Simas and the Wangs 324
85. Shi Le Enjoys Han Books 327
86. Zu Ti Knocks His Oar against the Gunwale in Mid-crossing 330
87. Wang Xizhi Writes His Famous "Preface to the Poems Composed at the Orchid Pavilion" 334
88. Huan Wen on a Northern Expedition 337
89. Wang Meng Discusses National Politics While Picking Lice 341
90. Strong-willed Fu Jian 345
91. Xie an Makes a Comeback 349
92. The Battle of Fei River 353
Alternate Title(s): Shang xia wu qian nian.
Alternate Titles: Tales from five thousand years of Chinese history
Additional Authors: Cao, Yuzhang
Notes: ISBN: 9781602201125 (v. 1)
ISBN: 1602201129 (v. 1)
ISBN: 9781602201149 (v. 2)
ISBN: 1602201145 (v. 2)
Translated from the Chinese
"... [T]he original Chinese work has been slightly abridged in the English edition"--P. 9
Partial contents: v. 1. Before 2070 BC ; Xia and Shang dynasties (2070 BC-1046 BC) ; Zhou dynasty (1046 BC-256 BC) ; Qin dynasty (221 BC-206 BC) ; Han dynasty (206 BC-220 AD) ; Three Kingdoms (220 AD-280 AD) ; Jin dynasty (265 AD-420 AD) -- v. 2. Northern and Southern dynasties (420 AD-589 AD) ; Sui dynasty (581 AD-618 AD) ; Tang dynasty (618 AD-907 AD) ; Five dynasties and ten states (907 AD-960 AD) ; Song dynasty (960 AD-1279) ; Yuan dynasty (1279-1368) ; Ming dynasty (1368-1644) ; Qing dynasty (1644-1911)
OCLC Number: 688481161
ISBN/ISSN: 9781602201125
1602201129
9781602201149
1602201145