ANCIENT HISTORY

Ancient Ways to Beat the Summer Heat

Keeping cool with no electricity was no easy feat in ancient China

TRAVEL

The Ebb and Flow of the Grand Canal

How the Grand Canal turned Hangzhou from a backwater into one of the richest cities in the world

ANCIENT HISTORY

Death of Chivalry

What did “martial ethics (武德)” mean in ancient (and modern) China?

SOCIAL CHINESE

Skin Deep

A guide to ancient beauty and cosmetics in the Tang dynasty

ANCIENT HISTORY

Lootings of Legend

Five audacious tomb robberies from ancient history to today

BOOKS

Poet’s Peak

How verses by an obscure Tang hermit inspired an American countercultural movement

ARTS, HISTORY

Father of Empires

Story of the hit TV character Dugu Xin, fashion icon and Chinese history’s most powerful father-in-law

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