An illustrated map depicting the journey of Marco Polo along the Silk Road. Photo: Getty Images An illustrated map depicting the journey of Marco Polo along the Silk Road. Photo: Getty Images
An illustrated map depicting the journey of Marco Polo along the Silk Road. Photo: Getty Images

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China and the world: 2,000 years of myths, misconceptions and among them, some truths

  • In Great State, historian Timothy Brook takes a fresh look at China’s international relations through 13 encounters
  • Although presented, at least by official accounts, as a unified state for two millennia, the truth is more complicated

Topic |   Chinese history
An illustrated map depicting the journey of Marco Polo along the Silk Road. Photo: Getty Images An illustrated map depicting the journey of Marco Polo along the Silk Road. Photo: Getty Images
An illustrated map depicting the journey of Marco Polo along the Silk Road. Photo: Getty Images
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