The Early Chinese And Concept of Insurance

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Wait did you think that deductibles and date lines were a thing of the present, that it was all a modern concept discovered somewhere in the past couple of centuries? Believe it or not, one can actually trace the roots of insurance all the way to the first instances of civilization. We sure have gotten…


Mongols and the Great Wall of China

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When Genghis Khan and the Mongols invaded China around the early 1200s, the Great Wall was not what you see today. It was mostly earthen ramparts that at best made it hard for cavalry mounted forces to enter the country. Unfortunately, this early wall was not successful in stopping the Mongols from entering since Genghis…


Mount Tai

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China has a number of UNESCO World Heritage Sites, and Mount Tai happens to be yet another place. A Buddhist Holy Place which boasts of great serenity, you can be rest assured of returning back from Mount Tai, full of tranquility and free of all worldly worries (for a momentary phase at least!).  The location…


Hainan

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If you’ve read about Paradise Islands in books or seen them in movies, this dream island will take you by surprise! This lovely island and current hotspot of Chinese tourism was actually a deportation island for prisoners during the Colonial Era. However, all of that is past now and you can only see the remnants…


Leshan

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Yet another UNESCO World Heritage Site located in the Sichuan Province, this mountainous paradise has the Mount Emei situated adjacently, which happens to be a very sacred, ancient and well-revered Buddhist mountain and pilgrimage spot. This is a popular natural retreat, where you’ll find beautiful snow-capped mountains, lush green forests in the valley and an…