China's first empire

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History Today
Vol. 57, no. 9 (September 2007), p. 12-19

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Michael Loewe looks at the dynastic, administrative and intellectual background of the Qin empire, which defined how China would be run for more that 2000 years, and at the life and achievements of the first Emperor Shi Huangdi, one of the greatest state builders of history, whose tomb was guarded by the famous terracotta army