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History and Culture

Who was Confucius? The life of a Chinese philosopher

Confucius, the world famous Chinese philosopher, whose ideas have shaped Chinese culture immensely and even to this day has a large following. Confucius festivals are held across China every year to celebrate his ideas. But what about the man himself, what was his life like? Early life Born in a small province near modern day […]

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Ming Dynasty
History and Culture

Chinese history: interesting facts about the Ming Dynasty

The beginning of the Ming Dynasty The Ming dynasty began in 1368 after the soon to be Emperor Hongwu led a rebel group to defeat the Mongol-led Yuan dynasty. Hongwu, the son of a peasant, began his time as emperor by securing Nanjing as the Chinese capital and slowly fighting against the Mongols while implementing […]

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