History of China
A research paper examining the curious and complex history of silk production in China and the spread of silk to western cultures over time.
The tomb of Qin Shi Huang, the First Emperor of China, has never been excavated. Is this because there is a curse on those who enter the tomb or are there more scientific, practical reasons?
Civilization in China grew quite separately from the rest of the world. Chinese civilization was far more advanced than in Europe or Western Asia, who did not know what was happening in China.
In the 20th century,Chinese and Western historians questioned the myths and the traditional account of the three dynasties,insisting on verifiable evidence.
A beginner's guide to China with a discussion on the definition, necessity, and conflicting nature of identity.
From ancient China came many new things, the main four being Paper, Printing, Gunpowder, and the Compass. Come learn more about ancient Chinese innovations!
The history of the Yixing teapot is fascinating. During the Sung Dynasty (960-1279) the unique purple clay was discovered, and mined, around Lake Taihu. The beautiful tones of the fired pots became more distinctive with...
In the second millennium BC, the cumulative effects of agriculture and a sudden burst of technological changes gave rise to some of the world’s early civilizations, principally Mesopotamia, Egypt, the Indus Valley...
Mulan wasn't the only female warrior in China! Meet a family of rebels, soldiers and generals--and a kitchen maid who kicked butt.
For over half a century between the late 1st Century BC and the mid 1st Century AD peace reigned on the steppe between Han (and briefly Xin) China and their nomadic rivals, the Xiongnu.
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