History

A small foot in China was no different to a tiny waist in Victorian England, representing the height of female refinement.

The History of Foot Binding in China

Imagine massaging your 3-year-old daughter’s feet, then you grab her little toes and curl them under her foot, then you press with excessive force downward and squeeze them into the sole of the foot until her toes break. There is…

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 1.0)

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…

One of the greatest discoveries from China’s Bronze Age occurred in 1939 when 'Simuwu ding,' a bronzeware piece from the Shang Dynasty, dated to be more than 3,000 years old, was found in Anyang City, Henan Province. (Image: Xuan Che via flickr/CC BY 2.0)

Xuan  Che via flickr/CC BY 2.0)

Discoveries From China’s Bronze Age

One of the greatest discoveries from China’s Bronze Age occurred in 1939 when a bronzeware piece from the Shang Dynasty, dated to be more than 3,000 years old, was found in Anyang City, Henan Province. It is known as the Simuwu ding.

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The History of Foot Binding in China

Imagine massaging your 3-year-old daughter’s feet, then you grab her little toes and curl them under her foot, then you press with excessive force downward and squeeze them into the…

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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…

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The Great Chinese Historian Sima Qian

Legacy of the book Shiji has a deep impact, with passion for his country and a determination to fulfill his mission to keep an accurate record of history. Sima Qian…

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Discoveries From China’s Bronze Age

One of the greatest discoveries from China’s Bronze Age occurred in 1939 when a bronzeware piece from the Shang Dynasty, dated to be more than 3,000 years old, was found in Anyang…

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The Mystery of the 19th Century Exploding Teeth

During the 19th century, following months of agonizing toothaches, certain patient’s teeth would explode inside their mouth, completely shattering them with the sound similar to a gunshot. One woman reported…

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The Reluctant Red Guard

Yang Nainming was 14-years-old when his school was shutdown in Shenyang, the capital of Liaoning Province in northeast China.