’Alfred Raquez’ was the pseudonym of Joseph Gervais, a bankrupt French lawyer who fled to the Far East in the late 1890s and had access to some of the powerful players in French Indochina. He wrote prolifically about China and...
The first Sino-Japanese War, commonly now in China as the War of Jiawu 甲午戰爭, began in 1894 and ended in 1895 and was fought between the China's Qing Empire and the Empire of Japan, primarily over the influence of...
The images of Weng Naiqiang, veteran photographer, tell marginal but significant episodes of Chinese daily life that intertwine with the great historical moments and the hardships that the country was experiencing. This group of pictures is produced by Tencent pictures...
An album of selected images depicts a vision of China in the 1980s, very different from today. China was more ideological, and poor but apparently also more naive and genuine. In the 80's China was experiencing a period of transition:...
Dali Three Pagodas

The History of Yunnan

Yunnan is the most world-famous cradle of life on the planet. Archaeologists have discovered on this land a large number of fossils and zeolites. Early history: Cambrian Period The Maotianshan Zeolites from the early Cambrian Period were discovered in Chengjiang County in...
Nanuo terraced fields

Travel to Yunnan

Yunnan is not and does not coincide with the classical view of the Land of the Dragon. It 's a land border, inhabited by a mixture of ethnic groups characterized by a variety of costumes, languages, and traditions. YUNNAN TRAVEL...
Chinese Diaspora: Chinese people usually identify a person by ethnic origin instead of nationality. As long as the person is of Chinese descent, that person is considered Chinese, and if that person lives outside of China, that person is...
The Palace of Great Brilliance, the Daming Palace, in Xi'an, Shaanxi, served as the royal residence of the Tang emperors for more than two centuries. At that time, Xi'An was known as Chang'an, Perpetual Peace, the ancient capital of China...
Tangshan is a largely industrial city in northeastern Hebei province and suffered an earthquake of magnitude 7.8 (7.5 according to official reports) at 3:42 am on July 28, 1976. Within 23 seconds, Tangshan, a leading industrial and mining city, was...
The national flag of China was designed by Zeng Liansong in 1949. He was working in Shanghai at the time the announcement came out; he wanted to create a flag design to express his patriotic enthusiasm for the new...
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