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The Enduring Influence of the I Ching

We explore the classic text-cumsoothsayer, I Ching, to find out how it works and – more importantly –whether it still does

by Dr. Jonathan Chatwin, 08 January 2016

Explainer: How China Got its Flag

How China got its stars - and almost its stripes.

by Erik Crouch, 02 July 2015

Explainer: How China Invented Goldfish

What a long, mutation-filled trip it's been.

by Erik Crouch, 16 June 2015

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

Explainer: Why You Get 1 RMB Coins in Shanghai But Bills in Beijing

Ever wonder why you always get one yuan, five mao and one mao coins in Shanghai but in Beijing you get bills instead?

by Ryan Kilpatrick, 12 October 2014

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