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Dates Set to Honor Victory, Mourn Nanjing


BEIJING - China's top legislature on Thursday ratified two new national days, one to mark victory of the war against Japanese aggression and the other to commemorate victims in the Nanjing Massacre. September 3 was ratified as the victory day and December 13 the national memorial day for massacre victims, according to two decisions m...

History and Development of the Marine Silk Road through Ages


This route starts from Guangzhou. With the South China Sea as its center, it is also called the Silk Road on the South China Sea. The Marine Silk Road was formed in the Qin and Han Dynasties, gained development in the Sui Dynasty and the three kingdoms period, developed in the Tang and Song Dynasties, and experienced changes in the Ming and Qing Dynasties. The Marine Silk Road appeared prior to ...

History of Luoyang


Situated on the central plain of China, one of the cradles of the Chinese civilization, Luoyang was one of the Four Great Ancient Capitals of China. The origin of the name "Luoyang" is the city's location to the north side ("yang") of the Luo River. The river flows from west to east and the sun is on south of the river, so that the sun shine is always on north side of the river. Luoyang has had...

Dragon Chair


Dragon chair is a special chair that was used only by the Emperor in ancient times. Made of wood, it is usually engraved with the pattern of dragon. Dragon had been the emblem of imperial power since ancient times, also symbolized that the people sitting on the chair had the sovereign rights. Dragon chair’s history can date back to the period of Qin Dynasty (221BC~206BC). Qin Shihuang, the fi...

Wang Hai


Wang Hai (王亥) was a charismatic businessman; in fact, he was the businessman who “invented” the concept of trade some 3,500 years ago in central China. As the chief of the Shang (商) tribe, he led his people to domesticate horses and oxen to transport goods. The trade made him the richest man of his time. Wang was also a smooth dancer who charmed the daughter (some say wife) of another tribal c...

Zhang Fei - Famous General during the Three Kingdoms Period


Zhang Fei, also named Yide, was born in Zhuoxian of Zhuojun (present Zhuozhou of Hebei Province). He was a key general of the Shu state during the Three Kingdoms Period.When he was young, Zhang Fei together with Liu Bei and Guanyu swore to be brothers that would go through all the difficulties together and die together, which has been an well known historical event. They fought against Lv Bu at ...

Empress Dou


Empress Dou (d. 135 BC), formally Empress Xiaowen, was a Chinese empress during the Han Dynasty who greatly influenced the reigns of her husband Emperor Wen and her son Emperor Jing with her adherence of Taoist philosophy. She therefore contributed greatly to the Rule of Wen and Jing, commonly considered one of the golden ages of Chinese history. Early life Empress Dou was born into a poor f...

The Chu-Han Contention


After the collapse of the Qin Dynasty, Chu-Han Contention broke out between Liu Bang(the first emperor of the Han Dynasty) and Xiang Yu (the overlord of Western Chu), who fought against each other for the sovereignty. The battle lasted for approximately four years from 206 B.C. to 202 B.C. In October, 206 B.C., Liu Bang commanded his troops to exterminate the Qin Dynasty and later he claime...

Top 10 Women of Old Shanghai


The old Shanghai was glamorous from the 1920s to 1940s. Although most of those well-known ladies in this period have passed away, they are still remembered for their charm and uniqueness. 10. Gong QiuxiaGong Qiuxia, born in 1918 in Jiangsu Province, was a famous actress and singer who became popular after starring in "Strange Case in an Ancient Pagoda" (1937) and singing a song in the film. By ...

Tang Xuanzang - Famous Priest of the Tang Dynasty


Xuanzang, born in 600 A.D, was a famous priest of the Tang Dynasty of China and a great translator of Buddhist scriptures. He is also called Sangzang Priest or Tang Priest by the general public. Xuanzang departed from the capital Chang'an to India to fetch scriptures when he was 28 years old. After trials and tribulations, he arrived at India, where he made intensive study on Buddhi...

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