Thursday, November 26, 2020

Chinese History

China is one of the oldest civilizations on this earth. This is, after all, the country that gave us Peking Man, who lived three-quarters of a million years ago. More realistically, the Chinese figure their civilization dates back just 5,000 years.

The Chinese base their history through the ages on dynasties, and generally consider the Xia Dynasty (2000 – 1200 BC) to be the first dynasty. The last dynasty was the Qing Dynasty which ended in 1911 when the youngster Pu Yi abdicated as the last emperor of China.

In decades past, China was considered a Third World country. No more. In the 21st century, it is emerging as a Super Power. To understand how China got to the point it is today, it is important to understand its past.

The Chinese Red Army’s Heroic Battle that Never Happened

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Ancient Chinese Seals, a Treasured National Art Form

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Modesty: Chinese Idiom and Philosophy from Confucius and Lao Tzu

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China’s Great & Crumbling Wall

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Events of the Chinese Civil War

Starting in earnest in 1927, the Chinese Civil War was a conflict fought between the Nationalist Party known as the Kuomintang and the Communist...

Confucius: Jokes, Quotations and History

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A Look at the Chinese Navy

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Bruce Lee Kung Fu: Jeet Kune Do and Wing Tsun

Jeet Kune Do, also known as Jeet Kun Do or Jeet Kuen Do, is a Kung Fu system founded by martial artist and movie...

Chinese Yin Yang Philosophy: Confucius, Lao Tzu and Bruce Lee

“Happiness is to be found by misery's side. Misery lurks beneath happiness. Who knows what either will come to in the end?” said ancient...

The Art of War: Sun Tzu Created History

Sun Tzu (about 543B.C.–470B.C.) was an ancient Chinese military general, strategist and philosopher who is the author of the Art of War. He lived...