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Prehistory Period

The History of the Yangshao The History of the Yangshao
The Yangshao was one of the many Neolithic cultures that emerged in the Yellow River Valley area which was based on millet...

Ancient Era

What Does Beijing Mean? What Does Beijing Mean?
Beijing is made up of the Chinese characters 北京. 北 (bei) means north and 京 (jing) is capital -- thus Beijing means "northern capital," referring to the city's ...

Imperial Era

The Benign Administration of the Zhenguan Reign PeriodThe Benign Administration of the Zhenguan Reign Period
Drawing lessons from the downfall of the Sui Dynasty, Emperor Taizong carried out many enlightened policies and measures beneficial to the country and the...

JinyiweiJinyiwei
The Jinyiwei was the imperial military secret police that served the emperors of the Ming Dynasty in China. The Jinyiwei was founded by the Hongwu Emperor in...