BBC Travel - The Silk Road that no one sees
The pools beneath the pristine madrassa in Bukhara’s blue-tiled Lyab-i Hauz square were still. Men in long tunics hawked tea from silver pots in the cafes across the way. And narrow streets rolled int...
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Chinese nobility
Chinese sovereignty and peerage, the nobility of China, were an important feature of traditional social and political organization of Imperial China.While the concepts of hereditary sovereign and peer...
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Silk Road
The Silk Road, or Silk Route, is a network of trade and cultural transmission routes that were central to cultural interaction through regions of the Asian continent connecting the West and East by li...
Silk Road - Wikipedia
BBC Travel - The Silk Road that no one sees
The pools beneath the pristine madrassa in Bukhara’s blue-tiled Lyab-i Hauz square were still. Men in long tunics hawked tea from silver pots in the cafes across the way. And narrow streets rolled int...
Six Dynasties
Six Dynasties (Chinese: 六朝; Pinyin: Liù Cháo; 220 or 222–589) is a collective term for six Chinese dynasties in China during the periods of the Three Kingdoms (220–280 AD), Jin dynasty (265–420), and ...
Eight-legged essay
The eight-legged essay (Chinese: 八股文; pinyin: bāgǔwén) was a style of essay writing that had to be mastered to pass the imperial examinations during the Ming and Qing dynasties.
The eight-...
Chinese Educational Mission
The Chinese Educational Mission or CEM (1872–1881) was the pioneering but frustrated attempt by reform minded officials of the Qing dynasty to educate a group of 120 Chinese students in the United Sta...
Chinese era name
A Chinese era name (simplified Chinese: 年号; traditional Chinese: 年號; pinyin: niánhào) is the regnal year, reign period, or regnal title used when traditionally numbering years in an empero...
Mid-Imperial China
Written records of the history of China can be found from as early as 1200 BC under the Shang dynasty (c. 1700–1046 BC). Ancient historical texts such as the Records of the Grand Historian (ca. 100 BC...
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Jimi system
The Jimi system (Chinese: 羁縻制) or Jimifuzhou (羁縻府州) was a self-rule administrative and political organization system used in China between the 7th century and 10th century. It originated in the Tang d...
Tibet during the Ming Dynasty
The exact nature of relations between Tibet and the Ming dynasty of China (1368–1644) is unclear. Analysis of the relationship is further complicated by modern political conflicts and the application ...
Tibet during the Ming Dynasty - Wikipedia
Mandarin (bureaucrat)
A mandarin (Chinese: 官, guān; Cantonese: gun; Vietnamese: quan) was a bureaucrat scholar in the government of imperial China and Vietnam. The term is generally applied to the officials appoin...
Mandarin (bureaucrat) - Wikipedia
Guozijian
The Guozijian (simplified Chinese: 国子监; traditional Chinese: 國子監; pinyin: guózǐjiàn; Wade–Giles: kuo-tzu-chien; literally: "School for the Sons of the State"), sometimes translated...
Guozijian - Wikipedia
Western Xia
The Western Xia (traditional Chinese: 西夏; pinyin: Xī Xià; Wade–Giles : Hsi Hsia), also known as the Tangut Empire and to the Tangut people and the Tibetans as Minyak, was ...
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Zhao Xing
Zhao Xing (Chinese: 趙興, pinyin: Zhào Xīng, Cantonese: Zīu Hing, Vietnamese: Triệu Hưng, ? – 112 BC), was the fourth ruler of the kingdom of Nanyue (Vietnamese: Nam Việt). His rule began in ...
Sumgal
78°46′50″E / 36.27306°N 78.78056°E / 36.27306; 78.78056Sumgal is a now-deserted town in the Karakash River valley in Ladakh, Kashmir in the Republic of India or Bharat Ganrajy...
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Da Chu
Da Chu (Chinese: 大楚; literally: "Great Chu") was a short-lived Chinese dynasty in 1127 ruled by Zhang Bangchang (張邦昌; 1081–1127), a puppet emperor enthroned with the support of the Jurchen Jin...
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Duji Circuit
Duji (Chinese: 都畿道; pinyin: Dūjī Dào) was a circuit of the Chinese Táng Empire. It was established by Emperor Xuánzōng and covered today's Luòyáng (then Dōngdū / Henan Prefecture [Hénán Fǔ]) a...
Praying for Power: Buddhism and the Formation of Gentry Society in Late-Ming China
Praying for Power: Buddhism and the Formation of Gentry Society in Late-Ming China is a history book which explores the relationship between Buddhism and Neo-Confucianism during the 17th and 18th cent...
Praying for Power: Buddhism and the Formation of Gentry Society in Late-Ming China - Wikipedia
Xieliang County
Xieliang (Chinese: 解良; pinyin: Xièliáng), a county in the Hedong Commandery during the Qin and Han Dynasties. In Chapter one of Romance of the Three Kingdoms, Guan Yu states that he is from X...
Chinese Rites controversy
The Chinese Rites controversy was a dispute among Roman Catholic missionaries over the religiosity of Confucianism and Chinese rituals during the 17th and 18th centuries. They debated whether Chinese ...
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Euphrates
The Euphrates (/juːˈfreɪtiːz/; Arabic: الفرات‎: al-Furāt, Syriac: ̇ܦܪܬ: Pǝrāt, Armenian: Եփրատ: Yeprat, Hebrew: פרת‎: Prat, Turkish: Fırat, Kurdish: Firat) is the longe...
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