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Made in China: Ideas and Inventions from Ancient China

By Suzanne Williams Selected illustrations by Andrea Fong BERKELEY, CA: PACIFIC VIEW PRESS, 1996 48 PAGES INCLUDING INDEX This book, according to the publisher’s information sheet, is aimed at young people ages 9–13. Although it follows a timeline from the Xia Dynasty through the Ming, it does not rely on a narrative that would require the user to begin on the first page. Instead, Made in China functions more like an encyclopedia, allowing the young reader to delve into the Chinese ...