The Great Wall of China: History’s Biggest Barrier

The Great Wall of China: History’s Biggest Barrier

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Source/Further reading:

In Our Time BBC podcast: https://www.bbc.co.uk/programmes/b00s3h3w
Britannica: https://www.britannica.com/topic/Great-Wall-of-China
Ancient History Encyclopedia: https://www.ancient.eu/Great_Wall_of_China/
National Geographic on the Ming Wall: https://www.nationalgeographic.com/history/magazine/2016/03-04/the-great-wall-of-china/
Smithsonian: https://www.smithsonianmag.com/travel/the-great-wall-of-china-is-under-siege-825452/
Timeline of the Great Wall: https://www.globalsecurity.org/military/world/china/great-wall-construction.htm
Map of the Great Wall over various periods: https://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/commons/9/9d/Map_of_the_Great_Wall_of_China.jpg
Warring States Period with map: https://www.ancient.eu/Warring_States_Period/
Han Dynasty explained: https://www.history.com/topics/ancient-china/han-dynasty #
Song Dynasty notes: https://www.khanacademy.org/humanities/art-asia/imperial-china/song-dynasty/a/an-introduction-to-the-song-dynasty-9601279
The Great Wall’s name: http://discover.china.org.cn/idiscoverchina/what-do-chinese-call-the-great-wall/
Protecting the Wall: https://www.theguardian.com/world/2004/jan/27/china.arts
The Wall as a nationalist icon: https://books.google.cz/books?id=bYxlFQF1JccC&pg=PA69&lpg=PA69&dq=when+did+the+great+wall+become+a+nationalist+icon&source=bl&ots=Ut28qx2nXF&sig=ACfU3U3ZlrS5ThluEKF4hlVO7BVgeg4uTQ&hl=en&sa=X&ved=2ahUKEwiO_e-0hOjpAhXR26QKHZotCaEQ6AEwCnoECAgQAQ#v=onepage&q=when%20did%20the%20great%20wall%20become%20a%20nationalist%20icon&f=false
Useful timeline on all of China’s dynasties (in order): https://www.historyhit.com/the-dynasties-that-ruled-china-in-order/
State of preservation today: https://www.npr.org/sections/parallels/2016/01/27/464421353/chinas-great-wall-is-crumbling-in-many-places-can-it-be-saved/
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