HISTORY

Unearthing China's Other Civilization

The 3,000-year-old Sanxingdui Culture is a mysterious complication in ancient Chinese history

TRADITIONAL CULTURE

Close to Heaven

The Bo people’s ancestor worship traditions live on

ANCIENT HISTORY

Making the Ming Great Again

A now-deleted Twitter account offered humorous historical lessons on the Ming dynasty’s last emperor

ANCIENT HISTORY

The Ox in Myth and History

From helping humanity grow food to becoming good luck charms for flood control, stories about cattle are as old as Chinese civilization itself

HISTORICAL FIGURES

Death of Dorgon

The most powerful man never to be emperor of the Qing dynasty

LANGUAGE

Choice Chengyu: Idioms for a New Year

Sayings about years and the passage of time

ANCIENT HISTORY

Skulls and Sacrifices

Why did a 3,000-year-old dynasty practice ritual killing?

IDIOMS

Choice Chengyu: Idioms That Go Boom

Shattering sayings on explosion and destruction

ANCIENT HISTORY

Lootings of Legend

Five audacious tomb robberies from ancient history to today

ANCIENT HISTORY

Rags to Ruler

Five Chinese emperors who rose from humble beginnings

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