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Sun Jiahui (孙佳慧)
Sun Jiahui is a freelance writer and former editor at The World of Chinese. She writes about Chinese language, society and culture, and is especially passionate about sharing stories of China's ancient past with a wider audience. She has been writing for TWOC for over six years, and pens the Choice Chengyu column.
How Did Ancient Chinese Scholars Prepare for Exams?
From cram academies to meeting academic celebrities, preparation for ancient China’s civil service exams was both similar and different to today’s exam-prep
Shadow Games: The Cunning Art of Espionage in Ancient China
From turning the tides of battle to preventing conflict altogether, spies were an integral part of warfare in ancient China—sometimes unwittingly
Dice, Dominoes, and Deadly Games of Chance: Gambling in Ancient China
Discover how ancient Chinese gambled...sometimes with history-altering effects
Death by Flaming Shoes and Hundred Cuts: Disturbing Methods in Ancient Chinese Torture
From ankle crushing to slow slicing, ancient Chinese punishments and torture were brutal
How Did Ancient Chinese Wash Their Clothes?
With no washing machines or chemical detergents available, ancient Chinese had to get innovative to keep their clothes clean
How Ancient Chinese Scammers Tricked Consumers
Ancient Chinese consumers had to watch out for all manner of frauds and fake goods
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