A Peach Flower Fan

The Peony Pavilion (牡丹亭), Hall Of Longevity (长生殿), Thousands Of Martyrs (千忠戮) and A Peach Flower Fan (桃花扇) are the four most celebrated classic Chinese opera dramas since Ming Dynasty (1368 – 1644) until this day. Author Kong Shangren Kong Shangren (1648 – 1718), the author of A Peach Flower Fan, was a 64th-generation descendant of Confucius and an eyewitness to […]

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Chinese Written-Language Older than Oracle Scripts

Oracle Turtle Scripts This is Oracle Turtle Script, the early Chinese written language carved on a turtle shell during Shang Dynasty (1600 BC – 1046 BC) – an era ruled by merchants with a social system chiefly based on written business contacts. This script used to be considered as the earliest form of Chinese characters by archaeologists. But the evidence […]

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