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Books about Chinese History

The earliest known written records of the history of China date from as early as 1250 BC, from the Shang dynasty. Ancient historical texts such as the Book of Documents mention and describe a Xia dynasty (c. 2070–1600 BC) before the Shang, but no writing is known from the period, and Shang writings do not indicate the existence of the Xia. The Shang ruled in the Yellow River valley, which is commonly held to be the cradle of Chinese civilization. However, Neolithic civilizations originated at various cultural centers along both the Yellow River and Yangtze River (excerpted from Wikipedia)

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