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The Great Wall of China

Who knew that it ended at the sea? It does, at the Yellow Sea, just athwart what we now call the Korean Peninsula. It is over 13,000 miles long, running from east to west. 98 more words


30th July 1470 A.D.–The Birth of Hongzhi A Ming Emperor #Onthisday

Emperor Hongzhi was born on 30th July 1470 A.D. and died on 8th June 1505 A.D. he was a emperor of the Ming Dynasty from China, between the years of 1487-1505 A.D. 61 more words


Lines 41-50

(In this 5th section of the Huangling Bei 皇陵碑, Zhu Yuanzhang mulls over whether he should become a Red Turban. Click here to see the previous section. 251 more words
Zhu Yuanzhang

Zheng He's First Voyage

I venture to guess that most people in the United States don’t know who Zheng He was.  Due to our country’s dominant Eurocentric culture, we are usually only taught about the exploration of the world as it happened by explorers and sailors from Europe.  804 more words


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(In this 4th section of the Huangling Bei 皇陵碑, Zhu Yuanzhang, having lost his family to the plague and been turned out from his Buddhist temple, has become a wandering monk.  301 more words
Zhu Yuanzhang

‘The greatest palace that ever was’: Chinese archaeologists find evidence of the fabled imperial home of Kublai Khan’s Yuan dynasty | South China Morning Post

For centuries the imperial palace of Kublai Khan’s Yuan dynasty was shrouded in mystery.

After the dynasty collapsed, there were no clues as to where it was and it lived on only in legend through writings such as those of 13th century Venetian merchant… 740 more words

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