A historical overview of dynastic China from the perspectives of the social classes, from the royals to the peasants, including the Chinese empire's growth and decline.
Part of the Ancient Civilizations series
From the lowliest slave to the most powerful ruler, every civilization has been built—and undone—by different classes of people. This series takes an anthropologist’s view of famous Ancient Civilizations, noting how the various social groups influenced and interacted with each other and changed the very history of the world. Emphasizing each civilization’s legacy and innovations, each title also presents a timeline of major historical events, and engaging facts are highlighted throughout.