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Terracotta Warriors: The Army of First Emperor of China

Workers digging a well outside the city of Xi'an, China, in 1974 struck upon one of the greatest archaeological discoveries in the world: a life-size clay soldier poised for battle. The diggers notified Chinese authorities, who dispatched government archaeologists to the site. They found not one, but thousands of clay Terracotta Warriors, each with unique facial expressions and positioned according to rank. And though largely gray today, patches of [...]

By | 2017-10-30T01:01:19+00:00 October 20th, 2017|Categories: Ancient Times, Discoveries|Tags: , |0 Comments

Bruce Lee: The Legend of Martial Arts

Bruce Lee was a revered martial artist, actor, and filmmaker known for movies like 'Fists of Fury' and 'Enter the Dragon,' and the technique Jeet Kune Do. “The martial arts are ultimately self-knowledge. A punch or a kick is not to knock the hell out of the guy in front, but to knock the hell out of your ego, your fear, or your hang-ups.” —Bruce Lee Bruce Lee was [...]

By | 2017-10-30T01:21:45+00:00 September 17th, 2017|Categories: Public Figures|Tags: |0 Comments

China Airlines Flight 611 Disaster

China Airlines Flight 611 was a Boeing 747-200, registration B-18255, on a regularly scheduled flight from Chiang Kai Shek International Airport in Taoyuan to Hong Kong International Airport in Hong Kong on 25 May 2002. The China Airlines Flight 611 broke into pieces in mid-air and crashed, killing all aboard. About 25 minutes after takeoff, the aircraft disappeared from radar screens, suggesting it had experienced an in-flight breakup at [...]

By | 2017-10-30T01:43:08+00:00 August 11th, 2017|Categories: Historical Events|Tags: , , |0 Comments

Kowloon Walled City: Populated Settlement

At its peak, Kowloon Walled City had a population density of 3,300,000 people per square mile. Occupying every inch of hundreds of mid-rise buildings, Kowloon was such a lawless maze of alleyways and secret staircases, that police from the outside world would rarely venture in without a sizable group. There were two main alleys on the ground as well, but they did not get any natural light, instead, the city [...]

By | 2017-10-30T01:48:42+00:00 August 1st, 2017|Categories: Historical Events|Tags: , |0 Comments

Ancient Times: The Battle of Changping

The Battle of Changping (長平之戰) was a military campaign that took place during the Warring States period in ancient China. It concluded in 260 BC with a decisive victory by the State of Qin over the State of Zhao, greatly weakening Zhao. Qin invasion of Shangdang Qin invaded the State of Han in 265 BC to capture the Commandery of Shangdang, now in modern-day southeastern Shanxi province. Shangdang was [...]

By | 2017-10-30T08:57:01+00:00 April 15th, 2017|Categories: Ancient Times|Tags: , , |0 Comments

The Korean War: The Battle of Imjin River

The Battle of the Imjin River, also known as the Battle of Solma-ri or the Battle of Xuemali took place 22–25 April 1951 during the Korean War. Forces from People’s, Republic of China attacked UN positions on the lower Imjin River in an attempt to achieve a breakthrough and recapture the South Korean capital Seoul. The attack was part of the Chinese Fifth Phase Campaign, also known as the Chinese [...]

By | 2017-10-30T10:31:05+00:00 February 24th, 2017|Categories: Modern War|Tags: , , , |0 Comments

Japan Attacks China: The First Sino-Japanese War

The First Sino-Japanese War (1 August 1894 to 7 April 1895) saw Japan and China tussling over Korea. The Japanese won every engagement. The war teaches the essential life lesson of humility and shows why modernization is a must for success. What Caused the War? Wars are a way for countries to emphasize their military might and identities to their adversaries. As such, China and Japan battled to leave [...]

By | 2017-10-30T11:05:25+00:00 February 9th, 2017|Categories: Historical Events, Wars|Tags: , , |0 Comments

Mega Structures: The Great Wall of China

The Great Wall of China is a barrier fortification in northern China running west-to-east 13,171 miles (21,196 km) from the Jiayuguan Pass (in the west) to the Huashan Mountains in Liaoning Province in the east, ending at the Bohai Gulf. It crosses eleven provinces/municipalities (or ten, according to some authorities) and two autonomous regions (Inner Mongolia and Ningxia). Construction of the wall began in the Qin Dynasty (221-206 BCE) [...]

By | 2017-10-30T13:44:41+00:00 January 24th, 2017|Categories: Ancient Times, Constructions|Tags: , , , |0 Comments

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