New Emperors: China in the Era of Mao and Deng

New Emperors: China in the Era of Mao and Deng

by Harrison E. Salisbury

Hardcover(1st ed)

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Overview

The concept of emperor in China is intimately associated with that of the dragon. China's dragons, guardians of the throne, are unlike those of the West. They are benign and protective but can turn like terrible emperors on the people. If they do so, it is the fault of the people, not the dragons. They breathe fire and thrash their tail only if betrayed, a convenient concept for an emperor.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780316809108
Publisher: Little, Brown and Company
Publication date: 02/01/1992
Edition description: 1st ed
Pages: 544

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