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    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 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...

    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...

    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...

    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...

    Feast at Hong Gate

    Background Between 209 BC and 206 BC, rebellions erupted throughout China to overthrow the Qin dynasty. Some of these insurgent forces claimed to be restoring the former six states which were annexed by the Qin...

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    Life and Society of Song Dynasty

    The Song dynasty was an era of administrative sophistication and complex social organization. Some of the largest cities in the world were found in China...

    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...

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