Month: November 2020

What is the China Maritime Silk Road?

The China Maritime Silk Road or Maritime Silk Route refers to the historic maritime section that connects the historic Silk Road connecting Southeast Asia, China, the Arabian peninsula, Indian subcontinent, Europe, Egypt, and Somalia. This maritime router flourished between the 2nd Century BC and the 15th Century AD. The...

Why Was The Great Wall Of China Built On Mountains

Ever wondered why the Great Wall of China was built on mountains? The Great Wall of China was built on the greatest possible amount of human effort, and it really is the biggest project undertaken using human labor exclusively. To help you understand the magnanimity of the Great Wall...

What Are the 5 Sacred Mountains of China?

China’s system of its 9 Most Sacred Mountains is a well-known system that is honored throughout China, but what you may not know is that there are dozens of more mountains that are regarded as highly sacred by the Chinese. Note, however, that despite being regarded as the Great...

What Was The Silk Road In China? (Si chou zhi lu)

While the jury is still out on the Empress Leizu silk discovery, archeological evidence seems to support the fact that silk was discovered around 2700BC and that silk and the practice of sericulture are actually native to ancient China. Years after the discovery of silk, its natural beauty, and...

What Are Chopsticks And How To Use Them?

Somehow, we all associate chopsticks with China and the Chinese, but have you ever stopped to think about why they use chopsticks in the first place? Well, I don’t know about you, but societal norms and their births/ history are an aspect of life that has always piqued my...