The history of China comes alive in the historical novel Ying Zheng: The First Emperor. Meet Ying Zhen, the man whose accomplishments include building large portions of the Great Wall of China and the terra cotta army.
In the 3rd century BC, China was divided into many warring states. Civil war was rampant, and eventually the number of states was reduced to seven. The state of Qin on the western border was considered the most barbaric and weakest of all. There a boy of 13 became king and his name was Ying Zheng. By age 38, he succeeded in his war of conquest defeating all the other states to rule China.
His vision created the foundation of what we call China, and his influence remains part of the country to this day. He was also responsible for some of the largest water projects of all time. Read the extraordinary novel based on his life to learn how one man changed the world.
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