Danfeng Gate of the Tang Dynasty Daming Palace / Pinterest (Da Ming Gong 2009)

Ancient History: How Chinese Mapmakers Embellished the Organization of Imperial Capitals

Introduction to Ancient Chinese cities Cities were a central feature of ancient Chinese culture. The Ancient Chinese designed their cities with important rules and goals in mind. Their rules and goals won’t likely be familiar to modern urban planners. We … Continue reading Ancient History: How Chinese Mapmakers Embellished the Organization of Imperial Capitals

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Anthropology: Global Decline in Birthrates and How We Should Feel About It

The whole world is currently wrestling with global demographic shifts. As one of the years-old concerns in the USA, Europe, and Asia, the decline in the birth rates is a serious issue. The ever-growing urbanization, change in lifestyle choices, women … Continue reading Anthropology: Global Decline in Birthrates and How We Should Feel About It

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How Mao Zedong and the Red Guard Left Their Mark on China’s History

China’s current president, Xi Jinping, enforced certain changes that many fear will lead to a second Cultural Revolution. The events of the first Cultural Revolution, from communist speeches to the Red Guard, justified their fear. For ten years, between 1966 … Continue reading How Mao Zedong and the Red Guard Left Their Mark on China’s History

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The Mid-Autumn Festival and Its Cultural Significance in China

Autumn, as we know, brings a change in season, marking the transition from summer to winter. The temperatures are slightly cooler, days gradually get shorter, the air gets drier and the leaves change colours before eventually falling off the trees. … Continue reading The Mid-Autumn Festival and Its Cultural Significance in China

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Earthquakes: Their Source and Infamous Presence in the Past and Present

Earthquakes, or any natural disaster, are just as unpredictable in their destruction today as they were in the past. Medical professionals vaccinated more than 2.3 billion people, 30% of the world’s population. Despite the presence of positive news, disasters continue, … Continue reading Earthquakes: Their Source and Infamous Presence in the Past and Present