From Wikipedia's page on King Goujian of Yue, a king in Ancient China (~500BCE): King Goujian's army was known for scaring its enemies before battle by forcing its front line, composed of ...
I have been living in China now for nearly 5 years. One of the first books I bought when I first came was a copy of Marco Polo's Il Milione. It made interesting reading on one long train journey I ...
Go is an ancient game, popular today in China, Korea and Japan. When I was first learning to play I was told 'it was used to train generals and sometimes even played in place of fighting a war.' ...
It is mentioned in nearly every fiction on Shaolin Temple, but did it really exist? Wikipedia didn't mention it at all the last time I read, so I assume it's all fiction. But I haven't had a chance to ...