Longshan culture: Black Pottery Culture in northern China from about 3000 to 1900...

A distinctive feature of the Longshan culture was the high level of skill in pottery making, including the use of pottery wheels, producing thin-walled and polished black pottery. This pottery was widespread in North China, and also...

Fuxi: inventor of hunting, fishing and cooking

In Chinese mythology, Fu Xi (伏羲), mid-2800s B.C.E., was the first of the mythical Three Sovereigns of ancient China. He was a cultural hero, reputed to have taught the Chinese people fishing with nets, hunting with weapons...

Original Record of the Three Sovereigns

Note: The Three Sovereigns and Five Emperors were two groups of mythological rulers or deities in ancient northern China who in later history have been assigned dates in a period from circa 2852 BC to 2070 BC. Today they may...

Hundreds of Tiny Terracotta Warriors Found Guarding 2,100-Year-Old Chinese Site

Inside a 2,100-year-old pit in China, archaeologists have discovered a miniature army of sorts: carefully arranged chariots and mini statues of cavalry, watchtowers, infantry and musicians. They look like a miniaturized version of the Terracotta Army —...

Massive Pyramid, Lost City and Ancient Human Sacrifices Unearthed in China

A 4,300-year-old city, which has a massive step pyramid that is at least 230 feet (70 meters) high and spans 59 acres (24 hectares) at its base, has been excavated in China, archaeologists reported...

Stone tools found in China could be oldest evidence of human life outside Africa

Discovery of simple stone tools suggests human ancestors were in Asia as early as 2.1m years ago. The remains of crudely fashioned stone tools unearthed in China suggest human ancestors were in Asia 2.1m years ago, more...

Earliest animal footprints found in Yangtze Gorges of China

The earliest known footprints left by an animal on earth, dating back at least 541 million years, have been uncovered in China. It is unclear just what kind of tiny creature left the tracks, which...

Laozi, a legendary Daoist philosopher

Laozi (Lao-tzu, fl. 6th cn. B.C.E.) Laozi is the name of a legendary Daoist philosopher, the alternate title of the early Chinese text better known in the West as the Daodejing, and the moniker of a deity in...

The Complete Works Of Chuang Tzu Translated by Burton Watson Part 4

Section TWENTY-SIX - EXTERNAL THINGS EXTERNAL THINGS CANNOT be counted on. Hence Lung-feng was executed, Pi Kan was sentenced to death, Prince Chi feigned madness, E Lai was killed, and Chieh and Chou were overthrown....

The Complete Works Of Chuang Tzu Translated by Burton Watson Part 3

Section EIGHTEEN - PERFECT HAPPINESS IS THERE SUCH A THING as perfect happiness in the world or isn't there? Is there some way to keep yourself alive or isn't there? What to do, what to...

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