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85 images of the Ancient Earthen Castles in Tulou, Fujian

Not far from Xiamen, about four hours by bus, surrounded by Southern Fujian hills, Yongding county hosts many Hakka roundhouses. Tulou and nearby area are...

The first photographs of Hong Kong, the Second Opium War, and Beijing, Felice Beato in 1860

Felice Beato (born in Venice in 1832 and died in Florence in 1909) was an Italian-British photographer among the first to take photographs in...

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...

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Interview with Isaac Cheng, vice-chairman of Demosistō: the Hong Kong government must respond to the five demands

Isaac Cheng is the vice-chairman of Demosistō, currently a year three student in Sociology at Shue Yan University. He was inspired by the protests against...

To understand is difficult; to act is easy. Sun Yat-sen

Meaning: It's important to think and try to understand before acting. Origin: "Dr. Sun Yat-sen, father of the Chinese Republic, realised the detrimental effects of...

A journey of a thousand miles starts with a single step. Laozi

Origin: The quotation is from Chapter 64 of the Tao Te Ching ascribed to Laozi. Meaning: even the longest and most difficult ventures have a...

A frog in a well cannot conceive of the ocean. Zhuangzi

Meaning: of a person who has limited outlook and life experience. From Zhuangzi. 莊子/秋水 Zhuang Zhou (commonly known as Zhuangzi, 庄子, literally "Master Zhuang"), was...