This Day in History: Massive Haiyuan Earthquake Devastates Gansu

Statistics released in 2010 show at least 273,400 were killed by the earthquake in Gansu, with Haiyuan losing 73,604 people, nearly half of the county’s entire population.

by Jonathan Zhong, 16 December 2020

This Day in History: Nelson Mandela's Changing Relationship with China

South African leader's close links with the Middle Kingdom.

by James Griffiths, 05 December 2020

This Day in History: The Discovery of Peking Man

And its mysterious disappearance in World War II...

by Ned Kelly, 02 December 2020

This Week 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, 27 November 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 2020

This Week in History: The Birth of Sun Yat-sen, Father of Modern China

To this day, more than 150 years after his birth, Sun is one of the most revered political figures among Chinese people.

by Jonathan Zhong, 13 November 2020

This Week in History: The Coup of Empress Dowager Cixi

The 1861 power grab of the woman who went on to control the Qing Dynasty.

by Ned Kelly, 10 November 2020

This Day in History: The Death of Puyi, China’s Last Emperor

Puyi was only 3 years old when he sat on the 'Dragon Throne.'

by Tristin Zhang, 17 October 2020

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