A Hong Kong Funeral

A Hong Kong funeral in the early 20th century British Hong Kong police and onlookers The funeral band, with the loud and howling suona horns being the central musical instruments. In a typical traditional Chinese funeral, Buddhist monks and/or Taoists played a vital role in assisting the deceased to choose the best available new form of existence. Funeral floats with prominent figures […]

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Hong Kong Before 1997

Hong Kong, a Chinese port city initially part of Guangdong Province, was lent to Britain as its colony by a non-Chinese regime (Manchus’ Qing Dynasty) for 99 years. After more than a century, the city eventually returned to China in 1997. 1894, a Hong Kong street after a plague. Over 2,000 people died and one-third of residents fled Hong Kong. […]

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Along the Route of the Ancient Silk Road

In 114 BC, Chinese Emperor Wudi of the Han Dynasty decided to send Zhang Qian as his envoy to the foreign states on a diplomatic mission. Zhang Qian and his royal entourage and military guards began their journey from the capital city Chang’an (Xi’an), travelling through today’s Gansu, Xinjiang provinces, via Afghanistan, Iran, Russa, Greek to Rome in today’s Italy, […]

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Modern Humans Lived in China 80,000 Years Ago

Chinese archaeologists have discovered from a cave in Hunan Province 47 human teeth fossils, almost identical to our own. The breakthrough archaeological discovery suggests modern humans lived in China more than 80,000, probably 120,000, years ago, according to a research paper by Liu Wu (刘武) and Wu Xiujie (吴秀杰) published on Nature. The new finding once again challenges the “Out […]

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Mysterious Prehistoric Signs on Rocks in a Mountain in Henan

More than 3,000 mysterious signs discovered in Mt Juci (具茨山), of Henan Province, China, are believed to be carved in the rocks by ancient Chinese more than 5,000 years ago, according to researchers from Geophysics and Planetary Science Institute of China’s Science Academy. But so far no one can decode their meaning. Some experts suggest they might be the earlier […]

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A Chinese Village House with 118 Rooms

This is a giant village house supported by 1,322 timber columns, located in the outskirts of Shaoxing in Zhejiang Province. Shaoxing is an ancient city with a rich cultural tradition and the homeland to some prominent figures in Chinese history, including the greatest hydraulic engineer and last ruler of Xia Dynasty Yu the Great (大禹, 4,000 BC), China’s greatest calligrapher […]

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