-Apr 17 Inventions/Advances
-Apr 29 Book Exchange
-Jan 25 Classical Intelligence Quiz
-Nov 23 My Sketches on Siege Warfare
-Jun 13 Writing Through the Ages
-Sep 28 Chronology of Chinese History and Culture
-Jan 22 Medieval Workshop: Korean Hwacha
-Jul 25 Portraits of Emperors Past
-Mar 14 Scenes of Ordinary Life
-Oct 6 The Chinese Warrior
-Feb 28 Military Armour
Few know the achievements of the Chinese. Many scientific/cultural firsts are unknown and acclaim incorrectly attributed to others.
This is partly due to Chinese ignorance of their own history. Emerging from the 19-20th century, China and its culture were in chaos. Historic relics and books were lost, a result of war or a blind rush to modernise. So widespread is this ignorance that we no longer recognise our own past. It is sad that many only know the common world view of history, blind to the pioneering strides of our forefathers. How many know the travels of ZhengHe's fleets or that the Chinese recorded Halley's Comet centuries before Halley did or that Chinese settlements were mining Australia 350 years before Cook's discovery?
Chinese communities now span the globe. Economically secure, academically strong and culturally Chinese, we form a truly global network. Realisation of a need for strong roots and identity lead us to delve back to rediscover ourselves.
Have Pride, Not Arrogance; Promote Diversity, Not Chauvinism
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