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Old 02-28-2010, 05:28 PM
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The Great Wall of China

Mauern als Grenzen
(Walls as Frontiers)

Astrid Nunn (Editor)

Verlag Phillip von Zabern (2009)
ISBN: 978-3-8053-3934-6

EUR 29,90


Contents (translated to English):
Foreword
The Amorite Wall
The Wall of Syria
The Wall of Cappadocia
The "Median" Wall
The Greek Walls
The Limes
Hadrians Wall
The Sassanid Walls
The Great Wall of China
The Berlin Wall
Walls Today
Appendix


This is a very good book, written by experts. The chapter about the Great Wall of China (by Alexander Koch) is not the best and will not supply new information to most of us but about all other chapters will do. Interesting also the comparison of all these walls and the overview of all of them together.
Some good photographs and diagrams as well. All in all a very good pick especially for all wall enthusiasts. To my knowledge there is nothing comparable to it.
Unfortunately written in German ...


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The Great Wall of China
World Heritage Sites in China
The Great Wall

When I saw the chapter heading "Thinkers Disagree on Certain Points", and another, "Stories Related to the Wall Tend to Be More Fictional Than Factual", I knew I wanted this book.

ISBN 978-7-5104-0548-8
133 pages
Text by Wei Xin
Photos by Li Shaobai (another reason I wanted this book)
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The Great Wall of China
Guide to The Great Wall

Not a book, but a two-sided poster
ISBN 978-7-5031-5160-6
English and Chinese text
1st Edition, July 2009
Published by SinoMaps Press

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The Great Wall of China

万里长城 百题问答
(1000 li long wall - 100 questions answered)

by 王雪农 and 威廉林赛
(the second pronounced as: Wēilinlnsi; you may guess who he is ...)

ISBN 978-7-5085-1733-9
2009
222 pages


A good book, cheap (RMB 78), encouraging to read it in the original language (not a single English word in it), lots of good photos. But not really anything new. Just a very nice book.


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Report on Ruins of Ancient Great Wall in Beijing North Mountainous Area
北京北部山区古长城遗址地理踏查报告
Běijīng běib shānqū gǔ chngchng yzhǐ dlǐ t ch bogo

by 唐晓峰 and 陈品祥
by Tng Xiǎofēng and Chn Pǐnxing

The Great Wall of China

Paperback: 199 pages
Publisher: China Academy Press; 1 edition (November 1, 2009)
Language: Chinese
ISBN-10: 7507732959
ISBN-13: 978-7507732955
Amazon: $16.99 (http://www.amazon.com/dp/7507732959)
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Report on Ruins of Ancient Great Wall in Beijing North Mountainous Area
北京北部山区古长城遗址地理踏查报告
Běijīng běib shānqū gǔ chngchng yzhǐ dlǐ t ch bogo

by 唐晓峰 and 陈品祥
by Tng Xiǎofēng and Chn Pǐnxing

The Great Wall of China

Paperback: 199 pages
Publisher: China Academy Press; 1 edition (November 1, 2009)
Language: Chinese
ISBN-10: 7507732959
ISBN-13: 978-7507732955
Amazon: $16.99 (http://www.amazon.com/dp/7507732959)
I picked this up at the big bookshop at Xidan recently for the princely sum of 28 元。It has some interesting suggestions on locations of Bei Qi wall especially near Chenjiabu/Huangtaizi - some which our map already includes and a few which I have hiked. A project for the immediate future is to see whether there is anything at the other spots they suggest have BQ wall. Once the trees drop their leaves...
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Great Walls and Linear Barriers

by Peter Spring

The Great Wall of China

Hardcover
Publisher: Pen & Sword Books Ltd (March 20, 2014)
Language: English
ISBN-10: 1848843771
ISBN-13: 978-1848843776
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