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4 06, 2017

Later Chinese Literature – Ming and Qing Dynasties

By |2018-04-18T09:54:12-07:00June 4th, 2017|China, Literature|0 Comments

During the Ming Dynasty in the 1500s and 1600s AD, the strongest influence on Chinese literature came from Central Asia, where the world's great universities and libraries were then located. Chinese novelists reinterpreted the stories they heard from the Shahnamehand other Central Asian sources, and made them more Chinese. This was the high point of [...]

4 06, 2017

Republic of China – Chinese History – 1900s

By |2019-06-03T21:32:50-07:00June 4th, 2017|China, History|0 Comments

Empress Longyu - leading up to the Republic of China The last Qing Dynasty rulers Empress Cixi of the Qing Dynasty in China died in 1908 AD, and her niece, Empress Longyu, took power. Longyu had been married to the Guangxu Emperor, but he was also dead, and they had no sons, so [...]