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30+ illustrations of “An Embassy from the East-India Company of the United Provinces, to the Grand Tartar Cham”

"An Embassy from the East-India Company of the United Provinces, to the Grand Tartar Cham" is a book written by the Dutch explorer and...

The Murder of Pamela Werner: Interview with Graeme Sheppard

A Death in Peking investigates the cold case of the brutal murder of Pamela Werner in 1937 using primary source material un-examined. Born and raised...

Yunnan’s Greatest Explorers

Yunnan has always been a land capable of evoking suggestive visions and attracting great explorers. MARCO POLO During his adventurous trips to China, Marco Polo, in...

Facts, History & Combatants of the Boxer Rebellion

The Boxer Uprising (拳亂), Yihetuan Movement (義和團運動), "The Righteous and Harmonious Fists". 1899 - 1901.To fully understand the rancorous feelings of boxers towards foreigners,...

Traditional Chinese Medicine Animals: a list of species threatened by TCM

The millennial traditional Chinese medicine (TCM) was the cause of the death of more than 90% of the rhinos in the last 40 years. Among...

Chinoiserie: Chinese cultural influences in eighteenth century Europe

Chinoiserie - In the seventeenth and eighteenth centuries, China exercised a considerable influence on European culture. Since the first encounters almost immediately began a vast...

A brief history of the Shanghai’s Triad

The Green Gang (Qing Bang), founded as an association of boatmen, was one of the most important Chinese criminal organizations operating in the French...

How Much Do You Know About China & Chinese Culture?

A quiz of 88 questions to understand how much you know China and Chinese culture! You have 888 seconds to answer the quiz.But be careful!...

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20 images of Heqing of the Bai people of Yunnan

Not too far from Dali, lies Heqing, a beautiful and almost preserved example of the Bai people architecture. The Bai are one of the...

Visiting Macau: Three Must-See Attractions

Travellers to China will find that the country offers a wealth of wonderful attractions to enjoy. Filled to the brim with cultural treasures, beautiful landscapes and...

Piggy In The Middle: China’s Pork Trade Under Threat

There is a plague loose in China, sweeping across the mainland after an outbreak in Hainan Island. The symptoms are ghastly; the disease starts by...

Gender Equality and Female Empowerment in China and Hong Kong

The spotlight in 2019 is on female empowerment and social group Hong Kong Girl’s Power has organised its first ever ‘no-men-allowed’ event, designed to...