• 24 Hours in Ancient China

  • A Day in the Life of the People Who Lived There
  • By: Yijie Zhuang
  • Narrated by: Kathleen Li
  • Length: 7 hrs and 30 mins
  • 4.5 out of 5 stars (4 ratings)

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By: Yijie Zhuang
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Spend twenty-four hours with the ancient Chinese.

Travel back to AD 17, during the fourth year of the reign of Wang Mang of the Han dynasty, a vibrant and innovative era full of conflicts and contradictions. But as different as the Han culture might have been to other great ancient civilizations, the inhabitants of ancient China faced the same problems as people have for time immemorial: earning enough money, coping with workplace dramas, and keeping your home in order—although the equivalent in this era was more about bribing inspectors, avoiding bullying from abusive watchmen, and trying to keep your house from being looted by Huns.

In each chapter, we meet one of twenty-four citizens of this ancient culture, from the midwife to the soldier, the priest to the performer, and the blacksmith to the tomb looter, and see what an average day in ancient China was really like.

©2020 Yijie Zhuang (P)2022 Tantor
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  • Categories: History

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It was really interesting

I do feel like at certain point my mind was wondering. But over all 10/10 interesting subject manager. Well written. I really enjoyed it.