Tag Archives: History

lao tzu
History and Culture
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Can you tell me who Lao Tzu was?

Lao Tzu, or Laozi, is a huge Chinese identity and icon. He wrote a book called the Tao Te Ching and because of this became the founding father of Daoism. There is a lot of myth surrounding the man, who was supposed to live sometime around 5BCE, maybe around the same time as Confucius. Some […]

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know before you go
Travel
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Know before you go! Tips for traveling to Beijing

Introduction Westerns that are going to China for the first time may experience serious culture shock. China is an eastern, communist country with a western economy. Whether you merely want to plan your itinerary or be ready for the unusual or the unexpected or the downright dangerous, you should do some research on what to […]

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Who invented the piano
Business and Innovation
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Who Invented the Piano?

Who invented the piano? The first modern piano was supposedly invented around 1700 in Florence, Italy by Bartolomeo Cristofori of Padua who lived between 1655 and 1732. He was a craftsman, as well as an expert harpsichord maker who was employed by Ferdinando de’ Medici, Grand Prince of Tuscany as instrument keeper. He also repaired […]

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Zhou Yongkang
History and Culture
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Who was Zhou Yongkang: Chinese Corruption Exposed

The former China’s security chief and the arch rival of President Xi, Zhou Yongkang faced trial on charges of abusing power, disclosing state secrets and bribery. His woes began after the Communist Party did an investigation regarding a serious disciplinary violation’ which can easily translate to corruption. In December 2014, he was expelled from the […]

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japanese and chinese
History and Culture
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Relationship Between Japanese and Chinese People

In the global context, the Tokyo-Beijing relationship is important, both economically and politically. China is the second largest economy while Japan is the third largest economy. Both countries have significant military capabilities with Japan, a close ally of the US hosting the US military bases. Throughout the 20th century, the relationship between the two countries […]

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