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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

9 Badass Women in Chinese History

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

by Jonty Dixon, 07 March 2019

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 2020

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 2019

This Day in History: When Michael Jackson Came to China

The King of Pop visited the PRC for seven hours in 1987.

by Ned Kelly, 23 October 2019

This Day in History: Queen Elizabeth II Visits China

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

by Ned Kelly, 12 October 2019

Explainer: Why is Chinese New Year Called 'Spring Festival'?

Why doesn't everyone call it that, and why is there no Winter Festival or Summer Festival?

by Ryan Kilpatrick, 21 January 2020

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