The author of 'Red Rock: The Long, Strange March of Chinese Rock & Roll' explains what the world can learn from China's yaogunners
With the beat of her war drum, she led an army against overwhelming odds
He was a writer, a professor, a spy, a historian, and he quite possibly bedded an empress
She formed an army, bound vicious warlords to her cause and trounced the Sui Emperor so badly that his own men turned on him. Who was she? Her name was Pingyang, and she was one hell of a fighter.
No, it's not a cheesy B-movie from the 1960s. This was a not-to-be-messed-with kung fu master who could wield the "Death Touch"
They were outnumbered, outgunned and outclassed, but nothing could stop them
A comprehensive tool for taking your first steps into learning Chinese, made even better by a Talking Pen
Beardless, brilliant and Chinese, she is history's most successful pirate. That's right: she.
Bruce Lee, Chuck Norris, Batman - they're nothing compared to this guy.
Against the might of Han China, she led an army of 80,000 and established an independent Vietnamese kingdom
How a clash of cultures - Tang China and Abbasid Islam - revolutionised the world and paved the way for the Renaissance
With the gap year proving increasingly popular, we ponder the nature of this extremely lucrative business
Ancient Rome and Ancient China, two of history's greatest civilisations. Though seperated by thousands of miles, they had more contact than you might think.
Marking the start of a new cross-cultural educational initiative in the Yizhuang area of Beijing
Old hands may have forgotten their first impressions of China's capital. Our intern Joe Doran reminds what it's like for new arrivals.
Reasons to buy Hainan: Jade Cliffs to Ocean Paradise, TWOC's new guide to China's southernmost province
Issue 4, the Meat Issue, is now online
Take a virtual tour of historic Shandong with these apps and online programs