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    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...

    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...

    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...
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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...

    Banquet at Hongmen

    Xiang Yu's troops came to Hangu Pass in former Qin territory. The pass was guarded by (Liu Bang's) soldiers so could not get through. Apart from this, it was said that Pei Gong...

    The Great Wall of China in history

    Great Wall of China Facts Length: 21,196 kilometers (13,171 miles) total, not continuous Height: Varies, up to about 8 meters (26 feet) Translated Chinese Name: Chang Cheng, "Long Fortress" Watch-towers: The Ming-era Great Wall (current wall) has an...

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    Evaluation of Emperor Wu Zetian

    Quotes The traditional Chinese historical view on Wu Zetian generally was mixed—admiring her for her abilities in governing the state, but vilifying her for her...

    Why Are Hundreds of Harvard Students Studying Ancient Chinese Philosophy?

    The professor who teaches Classical Chinese Ethical and Political Theory claims, "This course will change your life." Picture a world where human relationships are challenging, narcissism...

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