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  Electronic Passport to Chinese History
The Chinese people supported their rulers because of what they called the Mandate of Heaven.
During the Han Dynasty, the Chinese invented paper, writers recorded the history of their land, and the Chinese first learned of Buddhism.
Chinese defenses were strengthened by creating the Great Wall.
www.mrdowling.com /613chinesehistory.html   (869 words)

 History of Chinese New Year, Chinese New Year History, Chinese New Year Festival, Chinese New Year Foods, Chinese New ...
The history of the Chinese New Year is so old that its origins are lost in the mists of time.
In the history it's mentioned that Chinese peasants eagerly wait for this day because it is on this day that the kitchen God is supposed to depart away to the lord of heaven (known as to the Jade Emperor) to report about the family.
The eve of the Chinese New Year is perhaps the most exciting part of the event in the history of time, as anticipation creeps in.
www.123chinesenewyear.com /chinesenewyear/history   (0 words)

 Chinese history, culture, foreign invasion
Chinese are very proud of their civilized society since the early day.
It is time for Chinese to work together that China will progress with other nations and their people can live happily and peacefully from hereafter.
Traditional Chinese society can be distinguished from other pre-modern civilizations to the extent that the state, rather than organized religious groups or ethnic segments of society, was able to appropriate the symbols of wisdom, morality, and the common good."
www.index-china.com /index-english/people-s.html   (0 words)

 Chinese History, History of China
Chinese defenses were strengthened by creating the Great Wall.
It is considered the "Golden Age of Chinese History." Today the Chinese word for Chinese people means "a man of Han." China grew into a powerful empire during the Han Dynasty.
During the Han Dynasty, the Chinese invented paper, writers recorded the history of their land, and the Chinese first learned of Buddhism.
www.china-travel-tour-guide.com /about-china/history.shtml   (378 words)

  Chinese History
The slow and steady growth of the Chinese population in Hartford cannot be characterized as a mass migration, but rather a gradual one.
Chinese families were generally not receptive to the idea of sending their children across the ocean to a foreign world.
Since Chinese women were not given an equal education to men in their homeland, some female students were grateful to be given the chance to go to Connecticut in order to become educated.
www.trincoll.edu /prog/ctpeople/Chinese/history.htm   (1305 words)

 History & info - the Chinese calendar
Chinese New Year is the main holiday of the year for more than one quarter of the world's population.
The beginnings of the Chinese calendar can be traced back to the 14th century B.C.E. Legend has it that the Emperor Huangdi invented the calendar in 2637 B.C.E. The Chinese calendar is based on exact astronomical observations of the longitude of the sun and the phases of the moon.
The Chinese calendar - like the Hebrew - is a combined solar/lunar calendar in that it strives to have its years coincide with the tropical year and its months coincide with the synodic months.
webexhibits.org /calendars/calendar-chinese.html   (2102 words)

 Chinese food history and culture page 2   (Site not responding. Last check: )
Chinese history, until the twentieth century, was written mostly by members of the ruling scholar-official class and was meant to provide the ruler with precedents to guide or justify his policies.
The events of history came to be presented as a function of the class struggle.
Historical institutes were restored within the Chinese Academy of Social Sciences, and a growing corps of trained historians, in institutes and academia alike, returned to their work with the blessing of the Chinese Communist Party.
asiarecipe.com /chihistory2.html   (1847 words)

 Chinese History-Discover China Tour
After the long perod of primitive existence, the Xia Dynasty, the first in Chinese history, was established in the 21st century B.C., heralding the beginning of a slave society in China.
Papermaking, printing, gunpowder and the compass, four major creations of ancient Chinese science and technology, are embodiments of the wisdom and power of the Chinese peole which have exerted an enormously profound influence on the history of mankind.
Drawing on the support of the broad masses of the Chinese people, the communist party of China smashed the Jiang Qiang counter-revolutionary clique in Oct. 1976 The end of the disastrous “cultural revolution” marked the beginning of a new era in Chinese history.
www.discoverchinatours.com /culture/history.htm   (982 words)

 History of China - China Style
Chinese history, until the twentieth century, was written mostly by members of the ruling scholar-official class and was meant to provide the ruler with precedents to guide or justify his policies.
The events of history came to be presented as a function of the class struggle.
Historical institutes were restored within the Chinese Academy of Social Sciences, and a growing corps of trained historians, in institutes and academia alike, returned to their work with the blessing of the Chinese Communist Party.
library.thinkquest.org /05aug/01780/essential/history/index.htm   (1109 words)

 Chinese Cultural Studies: Concise Political History of China
The title of emperor was used for the first time in Chinese history to set the Ch'in ruler apart--as the ruler of the unified land--from the kings, the heads of the earlier, smaller states.
The Chinese despised the Mongols for refusing to adapt to Chinese culture.
The Chinese refusal to ratify the treaty led to an Anglo-French attack on Peking and the burning of the Summer Palace.
acc6.its.brooklyn.cuny.edu /~phalsall/texts/chinhist.html   (16949 words)

 Chinese Text Sampler: Readings in Chinese Literature, History, and Popular Culture
As a young left-wing writer in the thirties, Zhang was actively engaged in the coalition of Chinese intellectuals in their campaign against the Japanese invasion, and came to play a leading role in the writers' association in the People's Republic.
Poetry of Du Fu - The Tang Dynasty was the Golden Age of Chinese literature, and Du Fu was one of the greatest poets of the period.
The excerpt from the script presented here is from the beginning of the film, and follows the heroine as she is introduced to the household, its inhabitants, and its peculiar and ultimately deadly rituals.
www-personal.umich.edu /~dporter/sampler/sampler.html   (5199 words)

 Chinese calligraphy history
has a long history dated to 4000 years ago.
Calligraphy works of Qin dynasty are always high evaluated by calligraphers in history.
Permission should be granted before any use of Chinese calligraphy articles, pictures and videos on this site.
wavedancing.net /history   (0 words)

 Chinese history timeline
While there was a great deal of political activity occurring during this period, most of it, consisting as it was of various wars between different kingdoms (one of the great novels of China, The Romance of the Three Kingdoms, is about this period), was not terribly important to the later development of China.
The Tang are considered to be one of the great dynasties of Chinese history; many historians rank them right behind the Han.
While in many ways, the Yuan was a disaster, the reluctance of the Mongols to hire educated Chinese for governmental posts resulted in a remarkable cultural flowering; for example, Beijing Opera was invented during the Yuan.
www.chinavoc.com /history   (774 words)

 Macau's history - China History Forum, chinese history forum
China History Forum is an online chinese history forum, discussion board or community for all who are interested in learning and discussing chinese history from prehistoric till modern times, including chinese art of war, chinese culture topics.
During the first contact´s betwen Portuguese traders and China (XVI AD), Chinese authoritys forbid the portuguese to trade in mainland so, they begin to trade on sea and, in 1550 under the excuse to repair some ships, portuguese landed in Macau were they build the first trade post.
By 1509, Chinese merchants trading to Malacca had befriended the Portuguese and in 1511, Afonso Albuquerque attacked Malacca and routed the Malaccan forces, taking Malacca and beginning to build a fort.
www.chinahistoryforum.com /index.php?showtopic=550   (1426 words)

 Center for Chinese Studies: Academic Programs: Opportunities in Other Disciplines
It is possible to approach the study of Chinese geography from topics related to physical environment, resources, agriculture, population, urbanization, transportation, regional development and spatial organizations of various socio-economic phenomena.
At the MA level, history students may specialize in East Asia; and those in the MA Plan A program may write their thesis on some aspect of Chinese history.
Within the Political Science Department, it is possible to concentrate on the study of various aspects of Chinese politics or foreign relations, preferably with a view to fitting such study into a larger framework, such as comparative politics or international relations.
www.chinesestudies.hawaii.edu /programs/other_disciplines.html   (1301 words)

 Chinese History, China History, China Travel Information
Confucius also codified the status of the ruler in Chinese political thought; the Emperor was the Son of Heaven (while Heaven in a Western context is a place, Heaven in the Chinese context is a divine/natural force) and had the Mandate of Heaven to rule.
The Chinese bureaucratic system is based on the study of the Confucian Classics, which provide an ideological reference point for proper behavior (which was often ignored, but it worked well enough) and loyalty to the Emperor.
His most important contribution to Chinese history was that he wrote a book known as Records of the Grand Historian (actually, he claimed to just be completing a book that his father, Sima Tan, had started, but most of the book is Sima Qian's).
www.chinatour.com /countryinfo/history.htm   (5731 words)

 Five Views: An Ethnic Historic Site Survey for California (Chinese Americans)
In consultation with members of the Chinese American community, the survey research team set this priority because of the importance of ascertaining true settlement patterns, occupations, lifestyles, responses to discrimination, and survival of early Chinese immigrants.
Because such legislation was discriminatory, it seems only fair to include as Chinese Americans permanent residents who spent most of their lives in the United States, and whose major achievements or contributions were in the United States.
Chinese American history is a living, continuous history, as shown by the numbers of fourth-, fifth-, and sixth-generation Chinese Americans in California and elsewhere in the United States.
www.cr.nps.gov /history/online_books/5views/5views3.htm   (383 words)

 Buddha: A History of Chinese Buddhism   (Site not responding. Last check: )
This section of the Gateless Passage is a presentation of the history of Buddhism in China, that by neccesity is interwoven with a general summary of Chinese history.
Chinese Buddhism by itself will be a task enough to cover, even when limited ourselves to the period of roughly 1 CE to 1000 CE.
After the fall of the Western Chin, the Chinese withdrew South to Nanking and established the Eastern Chin dynasty, which was succeeded by a series of weak governments.
villa.lakes.com /cdpatton/Buddha   (718 words)

 UVa Library: Subject Guides: AMELC: Chinese History Resources
Calendar Conversion Enable you to convert from and to Chinese lunar dates; names of celestial cycles and regents are also provided.
Chinese History : 1900-1990 : a bibliography in Chinese language.
Medieval Chinese Cityscapes Chang'an and Suzhou reconstructed by the National University of Singapore and the Asian Civilization Museum.
www.lib.virginia.edu /subjects/amlc/chbib.htm   (522 words)

 History of Chinese Calendar - China Style
The legend states that the first Chinese calendar was invented by the first legendary emperor, Huangdi or the Yellow Emperor, whose reign was assigned to 2698-2599 BC.
Many chronologists, being unfamiliar with its history, think that 2698 BC is an error for the 2697 BC epoch obtained from sexagesimal cycles, whereas it is actually the only epoch actually used by some Chinese, albeit a minority (most Chinese don't use any continuous count of years from a legendary epoch).
Because Chinese dates are on firm ground beginning in 841 BC, the calendar of the early Zhou dynasty is known to have used arbitrary intercalations.
library.thinkquest.org /05aug/01780/chinese-zodiac-calendar/history.htm   (1741 words)

 Chinese History: Thomas Allom's 'China Illustrated'
A common criticism is that his images present a view of China that is too idealistic, and to be sure, the land does take on an almost dreamy, mystical aura in many of them.
If we understand the probable shortcomings with his Chinese illustrations, however, and apply a more critical eye to the images, we can still gain some knowledge about the customs, dress, landscape and architecture of China some 150 years ago.
In Wright's narrations, the Chinese are often portrayed as a curious, inferior people with bizarre customs, not as the bearers of a rich culture with much to teach the rest of the world, as should have been the case.
www.chinese-outpost.com /history   (748 words)

 Chinese History
The Chinese armies reconquered Annam (), asnorthern Vietnam was then known, in Southeast Asia and kept back the Mongols,while the Chinese fleet sailed the China seas and the Indian Ocean, cruisingas far as the east coast of Africa.
The stability ofthe Ming dynasty, which was without major disruptions of the population(then around 100 million), economy, arts, society, or politics, promoteda belief among the Chinese that they had achieved the most satisfactorycivilization on earth and that nothing foreign was needed or welcome.
Conservative scholars at court failed to see the importance of them.For the first time in history, China was turning inwards, clinging to anincorrect interpretation of an outmoded philosophy.
www.china-inc.com /education/history/ming.html   (1200 words)

 History of Chinese Cooking
Each influenced the course of Chinese history and the development of the culinary arts.
The tradition of cutting foods into bite size pieces during preparation and not at the table is unique to the Chinese culture.
Over the centuries the Chinese have explored the world of plants, roots, herbs, fungus and seeds to find life-giving elements.
asiarecipe.com /chicookinghistory.html   (570 words)

 I.B. Chinese History notes - China
Chinese History between 1851 and 1864 including the Taiping Revolution
Chinese History from the Boxer risings to the end of the Warlord Era
Chinese History from White terror to the creation of the Communist State
www.revision-notes.co.uk /IB/History/China/index.html   (45 words)

 Chinese History, Regent Tour China
The Chinese armies reconquered Annam, as northern Vietnam was then known, in Southeast Asia and kept back the Mongols, while the Chinese fleet sailed the China seas and the Indian Ocean, cruising as far as the east coast of Africa.
Long wars with the Mongols, incursions by the Japanese into Korea, and harassment of Chinese coastal cities by the Japanese in the sixteenth century weakened Ming rule, which became, as earlier Chinese dynasties had, ripe for an alien takeover.
For the first time in history, China was turning inwards, clinging to an incorrect interpretation of an outmoded philosophy.
www.regenttour.com /china/history/ming.htm   (1254 words)

 China History, Chinese History, Ancient China, Chronology of 5000 Years
History of China, with a detailed timeline of the ancient chinese history.
China, representing one of the earliest civilizations in the world, has a recorded history of about 3,600 years.
During the long period of historical development, the industrious, courageous, and intelligent Chinese people of all nationalities collectively created a great civilization.
www.travelchinaguide.com /intro/history/index.htm   (0 words)

 China History | Modern China History | Recent History of China | Chinese Culture | Chinese History | Ancient Chinese ...
Below are the major future events coming to China and recent Chinese History.
You can also visit our Ancient China History page for information on China prior to the formation of the current People's Republic in 1949.
Ancient Chinese History - For history before the modern Chinese republic was formed in 1949.
www.fortuneinchina.com /RecentHistory.htm   (0 words)

 History of Mathematics: China
A brief outline of the history of Chinese mathematics
Includes "Chinese remainder problem" or "problem of the Master Sun": find n so that upon division by 3 you get a remainder of 2, upon division by 5 you get a remainder of 3, and upon division by 7 you get a remainder of 2.
Chinese Mathematics, a Concise History, Translated from the Chinese by John N. Crossley and Anthony W.-C. Lun.
aleph0.clarku.edu /~djoyce/mathhist/china.html   (0 words)

 Chinese Language Page
Dialects usually refer to "regional forms of a language." However, many of the regional variants which are commonly referred to as "dialects" of the Chinese language are more different from one another than French is from Spanish or Norwegian is from Swedish!
One thing that makes the Chinese dialect situation unique -- that is different from the situation confronting speakers of French and Spanish or Norwegian and Swedish -- concerns the fact that all speakers who are literate share a common written language.
Thus, while oral forms vary greatly, written symbols can be used to communicate effectively between speakers of different dialects.
www.uni.edu /becker/chinese.html   (350 words)

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