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China
With 1.3 billion people, China is the most populous country in the world. The ancient Chinese civilization was one of the world's earliest states.
The collection of folktales from China consists of three books with 104 folktales.
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A Chinese Wonder Book

Notes: Read 15 Chinese folktales

Author: Norman Hinsdale Pitman
Editor: Andrew Lang
Published: 1919
Publisher: E. P. Dutton & Co., 681 Fifth Avenue, New York


The Chinese Fairy Book

Notes: The Chinese Fairy Book contains 74 Chinese folktales, sorted into several categories.

Author: Various
Editor: Dr. R. Wilhelm
Published: 1921
Publisher: Frederick A. Stokes Company, New York

Chinese Folk-lore Tales

Notes: Features 11 Chinese folktales

Author: Rev. J. Macgowan, D.D.
Editor: Andrew Lang
Published: 1910
Publisher: Macmillan And Co., Limited, London


What's interesting in China


The Forbidden City
is the former Chinese imperial palace located in the middle of Beijing, China. Built with precious wood and marble and an incredible 980 buildings large, the palace was a city it its own right. The City took one million workers 15 years to construct. The Forbidden City is listed by UNESCO as a World Heritage Site.
The Great Wall of China is a wall built mainly with stone, brick and wood. The wall was built along the northern borders of China to protect the Chinese Empire against raids by different nomadic groups from the North. The first part of the wall was built by the first Chinese Emperor more than 2000 years ago. The Great Wall of China is a part of the UNESCO World Heritage List.
The Terracotta Army is a collection of terracotta statues of the armies of Qin Shi Huang, the first Emperor of China. The army was created during 3rd century BC to be buried with the emperor in order to protect him and give him people to rule over. Every sculpture in the army has its own unique facial features. The total number of statues is still a mystery, but should be around 8,000 soldiers, 130 chariots with 520 horses and 150 cavalry horses plus other terracotta non-military figures like state officials, acrobats, strongmen and musicians. The Terracotta Army is protected by UNESCO as a World Heritage Site.
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