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Religion in Ancient China
Articleby Emily Mark

Religion in Ancient China

Religious practices in ancient China go back over 7,000 years. Long before the philosophical and spiritual teachings of Confucius and Lao-Tzu developed or before the teachings of the Buddha came to China, the people worshipped personifications...
Mulan: The Legend Through History
Articleby Joshua J. Mark

Mulan: The Legend Through History

Mulan (“magnolia”) is a legendary character in Chinese literature who is best known in the modern day from the Disney filmed adaptations (1998, 2020). Her story, however, about a young girl who takes her father's place in the army to help...
Song of Everlasting Sorrow
Articleby Emily Mark

Song of Everlasting Sorrow

The Song of Everlasting Sorrow is a narrative poem of the Tang Dynasty (618-907 CE) inspired by the love affair between Xuanzong (r. 712-756 CE), the seventh emperor of the dynasty, and his consort Lady Yang. It was written by the Chinese...
Your Travel Guide to Ancient China (Passport to History)
Book Reviewby Josepha Sherman

Your Travel Guide to Ancient China (Passport to History)

Your Travel Guide to Ancient China (Passport to History) by Josepha Sherman is a children's book, written for ages 9 and older and targeted for a grade-level of 4 and up, but any adult reader will enjoy this book and get a great deal out...
Wu Zhao: China's Only Woman Emperor
Book Reviewby N. Harry Rothschild

Wu Zhao: China's Only Woman Emperor

The Empress Wu Zetian (690-704 CE) is the only female ruler in the history of China. Even though there were many important and influential women throughout China's history, only one ever became the most powerful political figure in the country...
Daily Life in Traditional China: The Tang Dynasty
Book Reviewby Charles Benn

Daily Life in Traditional China: The Tang Dynasty

Daily Life in Traditional China: The Tang Dynasty by Charles Benn is an excellent resource as well as very entertaining reading. Charles Benn's writing style is very easy and accessible and makes for a really enjoyable experience. I think...
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