The First Emperor’s legacy reveals a great deal about China’s history, as well as the sophistication of ancient Chinese craftsmanship and its advanced metallurgy technology in use 2,000 years ago. (Image:Pixabay / CC0)

The Terracotta Warriors

In 1974, when a group of farmers were digging a well in Xi’an, Shaanxi Province in the northwest of China, little did they know that they were about to unearth the key to one of of the greatest and most…

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China’s Famous Landmarks: Mount Huangshan

Among China’s famous landmarks is Mount Huangshan, known as “the loveliest mountain of China,” which has been acclaimed through art and literature during a good part of Chinese history (e.g.,…

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Famous People from Ancient China: Yue Fei

High on the list of famous people from ancient China is the famous military strategist and anti-Jurchen hero Yue Fei (1103-1142), who was born during the warring period of the…

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The Legend of the Eight Banners System

The Eight Banners System was officially founded by Nurhachi, the Taizu (founder) of the Qing Dynasty. Initially, there were only four banners that represented the four different military units — the…

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The Myth of Sisyphus

In Greek mythology, Sisyphus was the son of King Aeolus of Thessaly and Enarete. He was the founder and first king of Ephyra (glorious city of Corinth). The stories portray him as being a cunning,…

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The Black Wall

It is rather unusual for a book launch to take place in a small Australian country town, but The Black Wall is a rather unusual book. It is an autobiography…

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The Beauty of Native American Music

For Native Americans, music is a complete, expressive revelation of their inner life, as well as a vehicle of communication and contact with the supernatural. Their music is closely associated…

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Early Symptoms of a Heart Attack

If you ask about the symptoms of a heart attack, most people think of chest pain. Over the last couple of decades, however, scientists have learned that heart attack symptoms…

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China’s Famous Landmarks: Leshan Giant Buddha

The Leshan Giant Buddha, located in China’s Sichuan Province, is the world’s largest stone Buddha, and is one of China’s famous landmarks. The statue faces Mount Emei, and is located…

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Beef in Black Bean Sauce

When it comes to Chinese beef recipes, Chinese-style beef in black bean sauce is the perfect accompaniment to a Chinese meal, or it can be served individually with steamed rice.…