This Day in History: The Funeral of Ruan Lingyu

The Shanghainese silent film star had taken her own life at the age of just 24.

by Ned Kelly, 16 March 2023

This Day in History: When Charlie Chaplin Came to China

The King of Comedy's whistle-stop 1936 visit to the Pearl of the Orient.

by Ned Kelly, 08 March 2023

8 Chinese Aphrodisiacs to Help You Get It On

The Chinese way to rev your engine.

by Ned Kelly, 14 February 2023

This Day in History: Haicheng Earthquake Prediction World First

On February 4, 1975, Chinese authorities claim to be the first to successfully predict an earthquake.

by Ned Kelly, 02 February 2023

This Day in History: Anna May Wong's Shanghai Express

The first Chinese-American movie star's struggle for acceptance in the land of her ancestors.

by Ned Kelly, 13 January 2023

This Day in History: Down to the Countryside Movement Launched

Chairman Mao proclaims 'We too have two hands, let us not laze about in the city.'

by Ned Kelly, 19 December 2022

This Day In History: Mao Coins Communist Slogan Serve the People

Though death befalls all men alike, it may be weightier than Mount Tai or lighter than a feather...

by Ned Kelly, 09 September 2022

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