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China: From ancient dynasties to modern republic

I’ve always been fascinated by China, its rich history and multifaceted culture. Despite history class in school, reading Chinese literature, and seeing movies from the ‘Last Emperor’ to ‘Jackie Chan’, I was never quite able to stitch together a completely coherent picture of the various dynasties and political influences over the years. 1,352 more words


Beijing Forbidden City

The Beijing Forbidden City was the imperial palaces of the Ming and Qing dynasties, known as the Palace Museum. From the Ming Zhudi Emperor (1406)to the Qing Quyi Emperor, (1924) there are 24 Emperors lived in the Forbidden City. 32 more words

Interesting China Facts

First Day in Beijing

We arrived at the hotel in Beijing at around 10pm. A group of us went out to explore the neighborhood before settling in at the hotel. 199 more words


China Day 2: Forbidden City, Crazy Taxi, Temples, Snake and Scorpion.

Today was our trip to the Forbidden City.

We could walk from our hostel which is great so we set off early and walked the whole way. 904 more words


Empress Orchid by Anchee Min : Book Review

Storyline Rating : 5/5 stars

Series : Book 1 in Empress Orchid

Brief Summary from Goodreads :

The setting is China’s Forbidden City in the last days of its imperial glory, a vast complex of palaces and gardens run by thousands of eunuchs and encircled by a wall in the center of Peking. 616 more words

Book Reviews


Published 05/08/2012 | By Khalita

Beijing | Ibu Kota RRC | 北京 (BěijĪng)

北京 Setelah mengunjungi beberapa tempat wisata di Beijing, rasanya belum lengkap kalau tidak bercerita tentang kota Beijing itu sendiri. 538 more words


Beijing│Great Wall of China and Forbidden City, July 2012

Beijing – Capital of China

Beijing is not a stranger to me. I have traveled to Beijing for numerous business trips during 2002-2004 period. She is the world most populated city with 21.5 million people. 2,258 more words