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Explainer: How Every Chinese Province Got its Name

The stories behind the names of all of China's provinces and autonomous regions.

by Ryan Kilpatrick, 11 November 2014

This Day in History: Aleister Crowley Summons Demon in Shanghai

In 1906, the occultist, mystic, magician and self-proclaimed Beast 666 came to Shanghai to summon his Holy Guardian Angel...

by Ned Kelly, 20 April 2021

9 Badass Women in Chinese History

Here are nine of the most fearsome and intelligent women to ever have lived.

by Jonty Dixon, 08 March 2021

This Day in History: China Ends the Eunuch Era

Finally banned in 1924, the system had endured for over 3,000 years and through 25 dynasties.

by Ned Kelly, 25 November 2021

This Day in History: When Albert Einstein Came to Shanghai

On arrival the Swedish consulate reiterated that he had officially been awarded the Nobel Prize for Physics.

by Ned Kelly, 13 November 2021

This Day in History: Queen Elizabeth II Visits China

Joined by gaffe-prone 'Great Wally of China' Prince Philip.

by Ned Kelly, 12 October 2021

This Day in History: Did This Chinese Man Have Sex With an Alien?

There's strange, and then there's this story...

by Matthew Bossons, 07 June 2021

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