The search for a vanishing Beijing a guide to China"s capital through the ages by M. A. Aldrich

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Published by Hong Kong University Press in Hong Kong .

Written in English

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Subjects:

  • Beijing (China) -- Description and travel.,
  • Beijing (China) -- History.,
  • Beijing (China) -- Guidebooks.

Edition Notes

Includes bibliographical references (p. [371]-379) and index.

Book details

Other titlesJiu jing da guan
StatementM.A. Aldrich.
GenreGuidebooks.
The Physical Object
Paginationxxii, 399 p. :
Number of Pages399
ID Numbers
Open LibraryOL23092438M
ISBN 109622099394
ISBN 109789622099395

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