Articles for tag: Cultural Revolution, Forbidden City, History Books

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Top 2012 Chinese History Books

I love history, and Chinese history is no exception. I’ve compiled the top 2012 Chinese history books, due for release throughout 2012. You won’t regret checking out these great history books! The Forbidden City” was the home of the Chinese emperor and royal court for several hundred years. It was forbidden (hence the name!) for ...

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RED AZALEA, By: Anchee Min

This is Anchee Min’s memoir of her struggle to survive in China under the power of Mao’s communist government. But it is also a story of the pain and anguish that all of China endured during those dark terrifying years… years when the communist party controlled every aspect of everyone’s life including where they lived, ...

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Dawn of a Remarkable Music Era: 1960s Rock and Roll

It was quite a time. As the decade began, Elvis Presley still held reign as the “king of rock and roll,” but from the late 1950s to 1964, there were many princes competing for the throne. As this music form became successful and a HUGE financial powerhouse, record companies that had previously dismissed it began ...

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The History of the Chinese Government

China has a great tradition going back 4000 years and an empire lasting 2000 years. The dynasties were in power and they were one of the most powerful and advanced civilisations in the world. But Europeans had gained influence at the start of the twentieth century by using force and this meant the Chinese empire ...