Tag Archives: history

Chicken blood injections and other health crazes

Zhang Wuben wasn’t the first purveyor of peculiar miracle cures. In the mid-20th Century, Chinese citizens endured fads of chicken blood injections, kombucha, water, and hand-waving.

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Beijing to merge downtown districts

Chongwen and Xuanwu Districts to disappear, reports The Beijing News. Also, a history of Beijing’s administrative divisions.

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Restorations at the Summer Palace

Modern pavement around Kunming Lake is being ripped out and replaced with traditional paving materials.

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The history lessons of Yuan Tengfei

Yuan Tengfei, who is dubbed the most awesome histoy teacher, recently appeared in a video after two month of silence.

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Beijing’s famous graves

Places named after graves in Beijing.

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Chinese books, collections and libraries

Highlights from the latest issue of China Heritage Quarterly, now online.

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Interview with Zhou Lingfei, whose father’s father is Lu Xun

Jeremy of Danwei.org had a chat with famous Chinese writer Lu Xun’s grandson Zhou Lingfei.

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T’ien Hsia Monthly and past anniversary parades

A new issue of China Heritage Quarterly, and it’s a feast.

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A call for Chinese to take up arms in Burma

A mass letter, signed by an organization called the Global Chinese-Kokang United Alliance, calls for the Chinese volunteers to follow earlier generations in taking up arms to save Kokang from the brutal rule of Burmese government.

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Eunuchs at an elementary school: dustup over Qing costumes

Morning Express: To celebrate the September 1 the national back-to- school day, the Hangzhou’s Ziyang Elementary School had a special ceremony, in which teachers and students wore Qing costumes.

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