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.

Tea Horse Road

Whilst there are many intersections and somewhat of a delta of outlets at the ends, the traditional tea horse road has two routes. They...

Taiping Rebellion in 19th Century China

During the middle of the 19th century, China was faced with the destructive capacity and decisiveness of civil war. This conflict became known as...

Rise of the Second Opium War

The Second Opium War was a conflict that lasted from 1856 to 1860 between the British Empire and her allies against the Qing Dynasty...

Trade Conflicts Lead to the First Opium War

Commonly referred to as the First Anglo-Chinese War, the First Opium War took place between 1839 and 1842. The British Empire faced off against...

China Christian Church History: Catholic, Protestant and Baptist

Christianity first came to China in early Tang Dynasty (628–907). But it was banned by Emperor Tang Wuzong (814–846) in 845A.D. Tang Wuzong was...

What Was the Boxer Rebellion?

In the era between 1898 and 1901, the nation of China found itself entrenched in an internal conflict with conservative elements of the population...

Tai Chi Chuan: Kung Fu of Taoist and I Ching Philosophies

Tai Chi Chuan is a martial arts system based on ancient Chinese Taoist and I Ching philosophies. In Chinese language, Tai Chi literally means...

Chinese Philosophy: An Idiom of Hard Work and Patience

In the century of Confucius, Lao Tzu and Sun Tzu, some of the states in Zhou Dynasty (about 1,000B.C.–221B.C.) became strong and tried to...

Jews in Ancient China: A Lost History

When did Jews first come to China? This is still a mystery in Chinese history. Some historians suspect that the ancient Jews might arrive...

Confucius, Rites and Human Nature

Confucius is a great thinker in ancient China. He created the golden rules of Chinese philosophy and was committed to bringing the social and...