Foundations of Chinese Civilization: The Yellow Emperor to the Han Dynasty (2697 BCE—220 CE)


Foundations of Chinese Civilization: The Yellow Emperor to the Han Dynasty (2697 BCE—220 CE)



Who founded China? Are Chinese people religious? What is Chinese culture and how has it changed over time? This accessible and to-the-point work answers those questions and more. For all ages, this book covers China's early history in comic form, introducing philosophies like Confucianism and Daoism, the story of the Silk Road, famous emperors like Han Wudi, and the process of China's unification. Includes a handy timeline and index. 

This is volume one of the five-volume Understanding China Through Comics series. 

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“Great way to learn about China’s vast history!”—Amy Tan

“Since the 1990s, Liu Jing has been entertaining and informing foreigners about China with his cartoons. His new series of comic books is a fun, easy, accessible way to gain a basic understanding of Chinese history and culture.”—

“It is certainly a fascinating look at Chinese history, and doing it in comics made it more accessible to people, especially for the Western world.”—ABC Radio Australia


Jing Liu is an artist and entrepreneur from Beijing, China. He is currently the Managing Director of Moli Design, a China-based design firm that counts the BBC, The Ford Foundation, and UNICEF among its many clients. Liu graduated from Beijing University of Technology with undergraduate degrees in industrial design and engineering, and a masters in international economics and trade. Jing currently uses his artistry to tell the story of China. 


Pub. Date: April 2016
No. Pages: 168
Dimensions: 7.5 x 9.25''
Format: Paperback & Digital
Price: $14.95 USD
ISBN: 9781611720273