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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 and his followers. The unsuccessful war it waged against the...

    Trump outraged South Koreans by saying Korea used to be part of China. Is...

    A firestorm has erupted on South Korean social media after Trump said during an interview with The Wall Street Journal, “Korea actually used to be a part of China.” The Wall Street Journal published the story on April 12,...

    The influence of An Lushan Rebellion

    The An Lushan Rebellion was a devastating rebellion against the Tang dynasty of China. The rebellion overtly began on 16 December 755, when general An Lushan declared himself emperor in Northern China, thus establishing...

    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...

    Yellow Turban Rebellion

    The Yellow Turban Rebellion was a peasant revolt in China against the Han dynasty. The uprising broke out in the year 184 during the reign of Emperor Ling. It took 21 years until the uprising...

    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...

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    Seven Sages of the Bamboo Grove

    The Seven Sages are Ji Kang, Liu Ling, Ruan Ji, Ruan Xian, Xiang Xiu, Wang Rong and Shan Tao.  (阮籍、嵇康、山涛、刘伶、阮咸、向秀、王戎). The Seven Sages of the...

    Contention of a Hundred Schools of Thought

    The Hundred Schools of Thought (Chinese: 諸子百家) were philosophies and schools that flourished from the 6th century to 221 BC, during the Spring and...

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