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Policy of Pacification Through Marriage

Policy of Pacification Through Marriage Marrying daughters of the Han imperial family to the rulers of the minority groups was one of the foreign policies of pacification in the Western Han Dynasty (206BC-8AD). The policy had gone through...

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Chinese Festival-Mid-Autumn Festival

The Mid-Autumn Festival falls on the 15th day of the 8th lunar month. usually in October in Gregorian calendar. The festival has a long history. In ancient China. emperors followed the rite of offering sacrifices to the sun in spring and t...

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Prosperity of Zhenguan

Prosperity of Zhenguan The Tang Dynasty (618-907) witnessed the first period of florescence in the reign (627-649) of Emperor Taizong. which was called the Prosperity of Zhenguan. an era of peace and prosperity. During his 23 years of reig...

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Heyday of Kaiyuan

Heyday of Kaiyuan During the Kaiyuan reign (713-741) of Emperor Xunzong. Tang (618-907) Empire justifiably became the largest. richest. most sophisticated state in the world at that time. In the first year of Kaiyuan reign (713). Emperor X...

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Catastrophe of Jingkang

Catastrophe of Jingkang The first 25 years at the beginning of the 12 th century saw the darkest age ruled by the fatuous and self-indulgent Emperor Huizong. Although Huizong usefully kept down the two large-scale peasant uprisings. his dy...

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Mid-Autumn Festival

The 15th day of the 8th lunar month The joyous Mid-Autumn Festival was celebrated on the fifteenth day of the eighth moon. around the time of the autumn equinox֣. Many referred to it simply as the ``Fifteenth of the Eighth Moon``. T...

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Mooncake Introduction

History Mooncakes have played a central role in Moon Festival traditions. Once. according to Chinese legend. mooncakes helped bring about a revolution. The time was the Yuan dynasty (AD 1280-1368). established by the invading Mongolians fr...

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Mid-Autumn Festival

The Mid-Autumn Festival is one of the most important festivities in China. According to Chinese lunar calendar. the 15th day of the 8th month is the exact midst of autumn. so it`s called the Mid-Autumn Festival. The Mid-Autumn Festival is...

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The history of Moon Cakes

There is this story about the moon-cake. during the Yuan dynasty (A.D. 1280-1368) China was ruled by the Mongolian people. Leaders from the preceding Sung dynasty (A.D. 960-1280) were unhappy at submitting to the foreign rule. and set how...

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The Legend of Eating Mooncakes

Mooncakes symbolize the gathering of friendsand family and are an indispensable part of the offerings made to the EarthGod. According to popular belief. the custom of eating mooncakes beganin the late Yuan dynasty. As the story goes. the Ha...

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