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Reigns of Wen & Jing

When the emperors Wen and Jing in the Western Han Dynasty (206BC-8AD) came into power, they went on with more moderate and humane policies carried by Emperor Gaozu. Historical records show that during their reigns the Han Dynasty (206BC-220AD) prospered. Untroubled by wars or natural disasters, people lived in peace. This resulted in an increase [...]

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The Character: Jing

As we all know, Beijing and Nanjing are two of China’s modern metropolises. Well, do you know the reason that whey they both use the character jing in their names? In fact, jing means capital city, and accordingly Nanjing and Beijing were both once imperial capitals. Also, Xi’an and Luoyang were also both known respectively [...]

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