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By titleInside Ancient China: Philosophy and Writing

Inside Ancient China: Philosophy and Writing

This five-book series takes an in-depth look at ancient Chinese civilization. The Philosophy and Writing volume covers the history of philosophical and religious thought in China, from Confucius to Buddhism, and also explores the invention and use of writing and printed books. Combining clear text with striking artworks and photographs, Inside Ancient China is designed to inspire and stimulate children aged 12-16. With annotated illustrations, data boxes and a concise glossary, Inside Ancient China offers children a highly readable introduction to the world of the ancient Chinese.

Format: 254 x 197mm (10 x 7¾”)
Extent: 80pp
Illustrations: 50 col & b/w photos & a/ws
Text: 17000 words

Author details:

Dr Susan Whitfield is Director of the International Dunhuang Project at the British Library, an international collaboration to put the Silk Road online and make its art, history and cultures accessible to all. Her academic background is as an historian of medieval China and the Silk Road. She has written, translated and edited numerous books and articles on China and the Silk Road for all levels, from schoolchildren to scholars. Her popular history 'Life Along the Silk Road' (University of California Press, 2000) is used widely as a coursebook in American universities.