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    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...

    In search of the medicine for immortality

    Later in his life, Qin Shi Huang feared death and desperately sought the fabled elixir of life, which would supposedly allow him to live forever. He was obsessed with acquiring immortality and fell prey...

    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...

    Qin’s Unification of China

    In 230 BC, King Zheng unleashed the final campaigns of the Warring States period, setting out to conquer the remaining independent kingdoms, one by one. The first state to fall was Hán (韓; sometimes called...

    The technical encyclopedia of the Tiangong Kaiwu

    The Tiangong Kaiwu (天工開物), or The Exploitation of the Works of Nature was a Chinese encyclopedia compiled by Song Yingxing. It was published in May 1637 with funding provided by Song's patron Tu Shaokui. The...

    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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    History walks into future

      We live in a world of constant changes. History is a mirror. To know about the future and what actions we should take, we...

    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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