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The ancient practice of magic in China: venom-based poison. Related: Demons, Monsters and Ghosts of the Chinese Folklore , Amazing Paintings of Demons and Mythological Creatures of the Chinese Folklore, Hungry Ghost Festival images, Traditional Paintings of Chinese Dragons and other legendary creatures The Magic...
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:...
In 1949, just after the civil war, Mao embarked upon a series of campaigns that eradicated prostitution from mainland China. Mao claimed:”we need to clean the house!” Within few years, the new regime purged prostitutes around the country. Some of...
In ancient China, chastity was considered a very important virtue. Victim's suffering and humiliation were important aspects of the Chinese tortures. Chinese ancient society was based on a patriarchal model and men could have three or four concubines; wives had...
Sino Soviet Propaganda: During the fifties, sino-soviet relations were essentially benign, even if the  ideological roots of the Sino-Soviet split originated in the 1940s and started just after the Sino-Soviet Treaty of Friendship and Alliance (1950). By 1961, the...
Shicheng is an ancient city, established about 1300 years ago, now lies at the 26-40 m depth underwater. Recently Chinese National Geographic magazine published a series of great pictures about Shicheng City (literally, Lion City), Zhejiang. On the Chinese net,...
Cannibalism in China: During the disastrous country renovation of the Great Leap Forward, China experienced one of its darkest periods, called the Three Years of Great Chinese Famine. The number of casualties caused by widespread famine and policies of...
The most polluted cities in China: Various forms of pollution have increased as China has industrialized, which has caused widespread environmental and health problems. Nearly 90 percent of Chinese big cities failed to meet minimum air quality standards in...
How to create a Eunuch: A eunuch in ancient China was a man castrated, typically early enough in his childhood to have major hormonal consequences in order to make him reliable servant of a royal court where physical access...
Chinese Communist locomotives - In 1946, in Manzhouli railway station in Inner Mongolia, on the route to Harbin, were abandoned a number of old locomotives. Workers, to overcome difficulties, carefully repaired some of them. To commemorate the event, on October...
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