In The Story of China, historian Michael Woods attempts to condense a nation’s past and present into fewer than 600 pages. Photo: Shutterstock In The Story of China, historian Michael Woods attempts to condense a nation’s past and present into fewer than 600 pages. Photo: Shutterstock
In The Story of China, historian Michael Woods attempts to condense a nation’s past and present into fewer than 600 pages. Photo: Shutterstock
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The Story of China: historian Michael Woods presents a sweeping tale in fewer than 600 pages

Telling the history of China inevitably involves compromises, but Michael Woods’ evocative book swoops through the dynasties with both broad strokes and personal stories.

Topic |   Chinese history
In The Story of China, historian Michael Woods attempts to condense a nation’s past and present into fewer than 600 pages. Photo: Shutterstock In The Story of China, historian Michael Woods attempts to condense a nation’s past and present into fewer than 600 pages. Photo: Shutterstock
In The Story of China, historian Michael Woods attempts to condense a nation’s past and present into fewer than 600 pages. Photo: Shutterstock
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