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Book Announcement: Foundations of Chinese Civilization

Thomas Joel - Tuesday, December 01, 2015

We are very excited to announce the forthcoming publication of Foundations of Chinese Civilization: The Yellow Emperor to the Han Dynasty (2697 BCE–220 CE), the first book in the five-volume Understanding China Through Comics series.

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Currently in production, Foundations of Chinese Civilization will be released in April of 2016 and is the first entry in a new Stone Bridge Press series focused on introducing compelling stories from talented comic and graphic novel artists from China, Hong Kong, and Taiwan.

How often have you read about China in the news, but been mystified as to what was really going on? Or maybe you learned about China in school, but still can’t distinguish between the different dynasties. This book changes everything.

We’ll be working with author Jing Liu to create a resource adults and children alike can use to learn more about China. Not only does this comic-style history teach you dates and major historical figures, it also answers in a fun and informative way fundamental questions like:

Who founded China?

Are Chinese people religious?

What is Chinese culture?

Who was Confucius and why does he still matter today?

We first learned about Jing and his work after he self-published the Understanding China Through Comics series on Amazon’s CreateSpace. Jing is working with us to revise the art and script in each volume. We’re looking forward to sharing these new and improved editions with even more readers.

As the first volume nears completion we’ll be sharing previews of Jing’s art, as well as more information about future volumes. Keep our site bookmarked or follow us on Twitter or Facebook to stay up to date.

You can preorder the Foundations of Chinese Civilization directly from Stone Bridge Press or from Barnes & Noble and Amazon.

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