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What Can China Learn From Her History? [Copy link] 中文

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Post time 2007-8-24 07:06:49 |Display all floors
1- Never, ever mess with a Mongol.
2- Best not to mess with a Manchu either.
3- Keep away from eunuchs, they often resent it.
4- Principal wives, secondary wives, concubines and the emperor's mother don't mix.

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Post time 2007-8-24 14:44:07 |Display all floors

Remembering not Revising History

Originally posted by changabula at 2007-8-21 15:50
As time passes we may forget what has happened in the past.
This can make us complacent and too trusting.

There is no doubt that China has been kept back by centuries by foreign invasion.
So  ...


China was indeed held back by foreign countries but lets please remember that it wasn't aways one way.

Genghis Khan, the Mongolian and Chinese Emperor successfuly invaded and conquered most of Asia and Europe long before the British or even the Americans got their act togther to behave in such a manner. Why, here, do we only read about British and American imperialism.  Many many countries (China included) have practiced this form of enlarging empires and economic interests, not just these two bad apples.

China's ancient origins, discoveries and early enlightenement were just as bady damaged by the internecine wars fought between the various Chinese ethnic groups for hundreds of years as they were by foreign invasion.  Too busy fighting amongst yourselves to take advantage of what was quite righty, one of the early wonders of the world - the andvanced Chinese civilisation.

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Post time 2007-8-24 17:08:13 |Display all floors
Originally posted by markwu at 2007-8-21 17:40
Knowledge is power and China must restore her power in the history of mankind by acquiring as much useful knowledge as possible in order to become self-reliant through creating new markets.  China  ...



Could it be all these recent complaints were dugged up against the Olympics???

We hear of them more ofetn now but not say 2-3 years AGO

Any AGO AGO defacing out there
What's on your mind now........ooooooooooooooo la la....Kind Regards

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Post time 2007-8-25 20:18:44 |Display all floors
History: We are now starting from scratch as we were kept back by about 500 years of development when the British pushed opium down our throats.

Lesson: Build up our military to such a level that the next time someone come sailing in we vapourise and obliterate them off the face of the earth!
I am Chinese and Proud of it!

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Post time 2007-8-26 12:16:20 |Display all floors
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Post time 2007-8-26 16:39:35 |Display all floors
Originally posted by schreiber at 2007-8-26 12:16
Chang,

This silliness about "European imperialism held China down" must stop.

It betrays a vast ignorance of history and human nature. China wasn't "held down" by outside ...


If the Confucian bureaucracy had not taken over at the end of the Yong Le emperor's reign,  burned all the historical records of the seafaring explorations,  and destroyed all of China's naval warships,  China would have settled and colonized the American continent in the 15th century,  long before the Europeans set foot on American soil.
If not for the Confucian bureaucracy,   America would now be a Chinese speaking territory.

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Post time 2007-8-26 18:53:15 |Display all floors
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