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    Video about ancient Chinese history: Shang Dynasty and Zhou Dynasty

    Hello everybody, I am making a series about Chinese history and have just uploaded a video about the Shang Dynasty and the Zhou Dyasty. The video gives you an overview about the most interesting aspects of thought, ideology, religion and culture of these dynasties. If you are interested in...
  2. Kirialax

    When to fight the nomads, between China and the west

    Apparently in the second-century BC the Han Chinese under Wudi learned that the best time to attack the Xiongnu was in the spring, since their animals were weak from winter grazing. Yet when the Magyars arrive in Europe, we find them attacking during the spring - a number of the early raids into...
  3. CharlesinShanghai

    Do you know the location of this photo in Hong Kong (?)

    Dear reader, Do you recognise this mansion? It is possible the photo was taken in Hong Kong. The typical bridge leading to the house is in Chinese style, not going in a straight line, to mislead evil spirits. The photo can here be seen in full: Many thanks for your suggestions. Kind...
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    China XX century: Why did Deng Xiaoping still practise Mao's cult of personality despite having been brutally persecuted by Mao?

    Deng Xiaoping managed to come to power after the chaotic period surrounding the death of Mao. He had been brutally purged by Mao in the Cultural revolution, and yet, after all that mess, he still practised Mao's cult of personality. This is something I don't understand. Why was the portrait of...
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    Song Dynasty armor and other form of Chinese armor

    Hello, this is my first thread. I have often read Historum debates and am interested in studying Asian armor. I actually got my interest in studying Chinese armor from this forum. During my research, I noticed that Song Dynasty armor is often hailed as the pinnacle of Chinese armor in...
  6. Gucci Vespucci

    Could China or Japan ever colonize North America

    Japanese Alaska? Japanese Cascadia? What about Chinese California or Baja California? If Europeans left this alone, would Asian powers ever take advantage of it?
  7. VHS

    Christianity in current China

    Christianity in China is often a complicated issue. On one hand, we have a vehemently anti-Christian voice that claims Christianity is a cult. "The Christianity as Cult" Such opinions are somewhat common in the Ex-Christian circle: ExChristian.Net - Articles: The Christian Cult: Brainwash And...
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    The Jiedushi of Tang China
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    Map of the Tangut Xi Xia state
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    Southern Sung naval bases and important ports
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    Protectorates of the Tang Dynasty
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    Map of the Southern Sung dynasty
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    Map of the Jurchen Jin empire
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    Map of provinces of late Tang China
  15. Chinese Aircraft Carrier: Type 001A

    Chinese Aircraft Carrier: Type 001A

    Chinese Aircraft Carrier: Type 001A
  16. EmperorTigerstar

    The Battle for the Indian Ocean

    Might as well make the first thread for this new section. So one thing that I think is simultaneously interesting but overlooked is the battle for trade in the Indian Ocean. The Indian Ocean, being the smallest non-polar ocean, is usually not discussed as much compared to the Atlantic and...
  17. FailWhale

    Third Coalition Invasion of China

    Instead of Napoleon being the enemy, France remains neutral while the coalition sees Emperor Jiaqing as a distant foe that must be toppled. Are they able to pull of an invasion, what would be the most viable avenue of attack.
  18. VHS

    If both China and the USA are both ethnically Chinese

    In a few webnovels and one printed short story named 西洋 (The Occidental) by Liu Cixin (刘慈欣), the territories of China and USA are under ethnic Chinese. For the webnovels, colonists from the rejuvenated Han Dynasty colonized North America...
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    What would China be like if Xi'an or Luoyang was the capita

    What would China be like now if the Communists in 1949 chose Xi'an or Luoyang, or even Kaifeng, Lanzhou, Changing, or Chengdu, to be the capital of China and not Beijing, in view of their greater defensibility from attack being located deep in the interior of China? Would having a capital...
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    Why is Beijing the capital of China and not Xi'an or Luoyang?

    Why is Beijing the capital of China, and not Xi'an, Luoyang, or even Kaifeng? I mean Beijing is a pretty recent capital of the Ming, while Xi'an was the capital all the way back to the Qin, and had more historicity as the capital under the great dynasties of the Hand and the Tang, while...