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Who was Guanti? Chinese god of war

By |2018-04-18T17:29:28+00:00June 7th, 2017|China, Religion|

Guanti (Ming Dynasty) Like Cheng-Huang, Guanti was a god based on a real man. According to the story, he was born poor and when he was a child he sold tofu for a living on the street (but historians say tofu was not actually invented until the Song Dynasty, hundreds of years later). He was [...]

History of Tofu in China – Medieval China

By |2018-04-18T09:53:31+00:00June 6th, 2017|China, Food|

Tofu looking super yummy! The first people to write about tofu were writers from the Song Dynasty in China, about 900 AD. Those Song Dynasty writers thought tofu had been invented by a Taoist prince of the Han Dynasty, Liu An, about 100 AD. But tofu might be even earlier: the Greek historian Herodotus, [...]