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Understanding the Chinese Economies by Rongxing Guo

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Chapter 2

Spatial and Administrative Divisions

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The Great Wall at Badaling, Changping, Beijing.

Source: https://www.cia.gov/library/publications/the-world-factbook/photo_gallery/ch/

As one of the greatest construction projects in the world, the Great Wall, which once served as China’s political and administrative boundaries in ancient times, was first built during the Spring and Autumn Period (770–476 BC) and the Warring States Period (475–221 BC). The Wall extends from Linyao (located around the Min-xian county of Gansu province) in the west, to Yin-shan in the north and to Liao-dong in the east. Almost all the emperors of the Han (206 BC–220 AD), ...

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