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The man who loved China: The Fantastic Story of the Eccentric Scientist Who Unlocked the Mysteries of the Middle Kingdom

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title_displayThe man who loved China : the fantastic story of the eccentric scientist who unlocked the mysteries of the Middle Kingdom
title_fullThe Man Who Loved China The Fantastic Story of the Eccentric Scientist Who Unlocked the Mysteries of the Middle Kingdom
The man who loved China : the fantastic story of the eccentric scientist who unlocked the mysteries of the Middle Kingdom / Simon Winchester
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