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    Debate on Travels of Marco Polo

    An authoritative version of Marco Polo's book does not and cannot exist, for the early manuscripts differ significantly. The published editions of his book either rely on single manuscripts, blend multiple versions together, or...

    China’s ‘League of Legends’ Criticized for Rewriting History

    To the chagrin of Party newspaper journalist, Tencent’s ‘Honour of Kings’ adapts historic figures for the virtual battle field. China’s hit mobile game “Honour of Kings” was criticized by a Party newspaper article for misrepresenting...
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    China’s Grand Canal

    The largest canal in the world, the Grand Canal of China wends its way through four provinces, beginning at Beijing and ending at Hangzhou.  It ties together two of the greatest rivers in the...

    British expedition to Tibet (1903–1904)

    The authorities in British India renewed their interest in Tibet in the late 19th century, and a number of Indians entered the region, first as explorers and then as traders. Treaties regarding Tibet were...

    Literary Inquisition in the Qing Dynasty

    The literary inquisition (文字獄; literally: "imprisonment due to writings") or speech crime (以言入罪) refers to official persecution of intellectuals for their writings in imperial China. The Inquisition took place under each of the dynasties...

    What Was the Cultural Revolution?

    Between 1966 and 1976, the young people of China rose up in an effort to purge the nation of the "Four Olds": old customs, old culture, old habits and old ideas. MAO SPARKS THE CULTURAL...

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    Reforms in the Taiping Heavenly Kingdom

    The Taiping Heavenly Kingdom (太平天国) was an oppositional state in China from 1851 to 1864, supporting the overthrow of the Qing dynasty by Hong Xiuquan...

    Records of the Grand Historian by Sima Qian

    The Records of the Grand Historian (太史公書), now usually known as the Shǐjì (史記, "The Scribe's Records"), is a monumental history of ancient China...

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