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He who made China: Interview with Qin Shi Huang (Part 9)


D: OK, let’s move on. Though Sima Qian’s account of your birth may not be accurate, he was right in emphasizing Lü Buwei’s role in your father’s inheritance of the throne, right? 1,166 more words

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He who made China: Interview with Qin Shi Huang (Part 8)

D: Well, judging only by result, you are always right. But at least, Qin’s punishments were too harsh, and that was far from being benevolent. How could you kill somebody by tearing his body apart by 5 chariots? 879 more words

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Word Wide Travel (Part 1): Lions and Malayan Tigers and Dynasties, Oh My!

I like to travel, who doesn’t? You get to experience new cultures and learn new things. But for all the time I spend looking at tourist attractions to learn the history, I often look past something as simple as why a country is named what it is. 246 more words

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He who made China: Interview with Qin Shi Huang (Part 7)

D: Well, I kind of know what Legalism is now. But can we forget about its “necessity” for a while, forget about the “law”, the “tactics” against your nobles and that. 944 more words

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He who made China: Interview with Qin Shi Huang (Part 5)


Benevolence

D: The Confucians believed that the ultimate tool of governing was Ren, meaning benevolence. Confucius said, “The benevolent man loves others.” If you are good to the nobles, the nobles shall be good to you; if you are good to the people, the people shall be good to you. 1,396 more words

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He who made China: Interview with Qin Shi Huang (Part 3)


223 BC Chu conquered.

D: After Wei, you invaded further down south to Chu, once considered hegemon of the South and one of the strongest in China. 2,238 more words

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