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  1. Asian History: Yunnan

    Yunnan is the southernmost province of China. It is a large area, where China truly meets Southeast ...
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  2. China Travel: Living In China For Westerner

    Living in China for stranger can be daunting tasks, especially if you don’t speak Chinese and try to ...
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  3. Esperanto: Esperanto in China - Part 2

    When I began to write this series of articles on the growth and development of the Esperanto movement ...
  4. History Blog: Chinese History - The Dalai Lamas - Religious Leaders of Tibet

    Who is the Dalai Lama? The fourteenth - what happened to the first thirteen?

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  5. Esperanto: Esperanto in China

    For convenience, I am going to divide the history of the Esperanto movement in China into four separate ...
  6. Asian History: The Grand Canal

    It is not always appreciated that China is one of – if not the – most ethnically diverse countries in ...
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  7. Asian History: Kuan Yin: Goddess of Mercy and Compassion

    Kuan Yin, the Goddess of Mercy and Compassion, is worshipped throughout many parts of East Asia, wherever ...
  8. Asian History: Luchuan

    Maps sometimes do not tell the whole story. Just because an area appears to be within the borders of ...
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  9. Asian History: The White Lotus Society

    China has been beset by rebellions for thousands of years. In many cases, the rebellions are instigated ...
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  10. Asian History: Xinjiang

    Xinjiang means, in Chinese, ‘New Frontier;’ It is a term that has been in use since the C18th to describe ...
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  11. Asian History: When the Tibetan Armies Threatened China

    Tibetan history can only reliably be traced back to about the C6th CE; before that, evidence is too ...
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  12. Asian History: Confucius - What Did He Really Say?

    The Master said: When you go out, treat everyone as if you were welcoming a great guest. Employ people ...
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  13. Asian History: The Voyages of Admiral Cheng Ho

    In the ancient and medieval worlds, the Chinese were intrepid sailors. Their junks traveled the eastern ...
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  14. Asian History: The Empress Wu Hou - China's Only Female Ruler

    Wu Hou, China’s only female ruler, is one of the most remarkable women ever to have lived. The daughter ...
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  15. Asian History: Wu Zetian - China's Only Empress

    A woman's place is in the home. Many cultures and time periods have embraced that thought, and traditional ...
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  16. Asian History: Biographies - China's Movers and Shakers

    China has occupied a prominent place on the world stage in recent history and media attention sends ...
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  17. Asian History: Ming Dynasty Porcelain

    For over six centuries, blue and white Ming Dynasty porcelain has been a favorite of collectors around ...
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  18. Asian History: The First Emperor

    For nearly 200 years, from c. 400 BC to 221 BC, China lived through a time called the Warring States ...
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  19. World Cultures: The Chinese

    The people of China, the Chinese ,are a remarkable group of people with a history that dates back to ...
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  20. Wall of Death?

    How many factual places are exceeded in size by the huge number of myths surrounding them? Only one ...
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