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Jul 05

How did the ancients spend the heat of summer?

Author : Winson | Tags: chinese history | visited : | Class : chinese culture
How did the ancients spend the heat of summer?

On hot summer days, few people have a good appetite. Ice cream and fruit sound more refreshing than a bowl of hot noodles. In the past, ancient Chinese people also enjoyed ice cream and specially prepared fruit in summer. Here are three del...

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Jun 27

Was China a super power in ancient times?

Author : Winson | Tags: chinese history | visited : | Class : chinese dynasties
Was China a super power in ancient times?

China has been a global superpower in almost every historical period. The only exception was the century of humiliation (18501949), or during the imperialism era. In Pre-Qin dynasties, China was ruled (nominally) by Shang and Zhou rulers. T...

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May 22

Imperial physician's manuscript valued at 200m yuan

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Imperial physician's manuscript valued at 200m yuan

Qing Dynasty (1644-1911) imperial physician Wang Bichangs manuscript which records 540 kinds of prescriptions, has been valued at 216 million yuan ($31.4 million). Wang Bichang was born in 1764 and was selected for the Imperial Hospital dur...

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May 08

Yuan Dynasty,The Yuan Empire

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Yuan Dynasty,The Yuan Empire

The Yuan Empire (12791368) Marco Polo in the Empire of Kublai Khan (12751292) Marco Polo lived in China for about 17 years until the year 1292. His account of this travels and adventures in the Yuan Empire gives us aneyewitness accountof th...

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Apr 20

The ancient traditional six arts

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The ancient traditional six arts

The ancient traditional six arts can be dated back to the Zhou Dynasty, 1046 BC. The noble class used the six arts as a standard to judge whether a son of aristocrats was fit to hold his title. The six arts included courtesy, music, archery...