Submitted by Ursula on Thu, 2006-09-28 09:42
September 28, 551 BCE is the traditional date for the birthday of Confucius (K'ung-fu-tzu). Although not a medieval figure, Confucius exercised a profound influence over the subsequent development of Chinese culture in all periods.
Submitted by Ursula on Thu, 2006-05-11 11:14
The earliest known printed book was created on May 11, 868 in China. The text was the Buddhist Diamond Sutra, a classic work of meditative Buddhism which stresses the importance of avoiding extremes of attachment.
Submitted by Ursula on Fri, 2006-05-05 22:51
On May 5, 1260, Kublai Khan was unanimously elected Khagan of the Mongol Empire.
Submitted by Ursula on Sat, 2006-04-15 17:18
Newsweek has listed three iconic medieval structures among the Seven Most Endangered Wonders of the World.
Submitted by Milica on Fri, 2006-01-27 16:11
Chinese lawyer Liu Gang recently revealed a map he claims proves China's claims to the discovery of America, but the announcement met with a cool reception from Chinese scholars.
Submitted by Milica on Mon, 2006-01-23 17:53
A 14th century, Ming Dynasty village has been discovered near Anshun City in China's Guizhou Province. The well-preserved ancient village was known as Baojiatun.
Submitted by Milica on Wed, 2006-01-11 16:43
Visy Zsolt, a professor of Archaeology at the University of Pecs in Hungary, believes that the construction of the Roman Limes may have been influenced by the Great Wall of China.
Submitted by Milica on Sun, 2005-12-25 17:57
Chinese archeologists are thrilled with the recent discovery of the grand gate of the Daming Palace, "the largest imperial architectural complex of the Tang Dynasty (618-907)". The Vermillion Phoenix Gate had five doorways, making it the largest palace gate in Chinese history.
Submitted by Milica on Sun, 2005-10-16 13:12
John Roach, reporting for National Geographic, writes that 4,000-year-old noodles, the oldest ever found, have been discovered in northwestern China. The well-preserved, thin noodles were buried in a bowl ten feet below ground.
Submitted by Karen on Mon, 2005-09-19 19:35
"Secular and Sacred: Scholars, Deities, and Immortals in Chinese Art" is on display at the Metropolitan Museum of Art through January 8.
Submitted by Milica on Sun, 2005-09-18 10:02
Engineers from Beijing University were called upon to construct a special display case for one of China's most famous paintings: a 16+-foot-long silk masterpiece dating to the 12th century.
Submitted by Milica on Tue, 2005-09-13 12:18
Researcher Xie Xiaodong is trying to prove that ancient Romans made it to Northwest China's Gansu Province by comparing DNA evidence to establish a genetic link.
Submitted by Milica on Sun, 2005-09-04 10:13
Chinese archaeologists are excited about the discovery of an ancient war ship from the Yuan Dynasty (1271-1368). The 20-meter-long ship was found in Dengzhou Harbor in Penglai in China's Shandong Province.
Submitted by Milica on Sun, 2005-05-15 12:30
An ancient Chinese fort from the Kingdom of Wei has been discovered by archaeologists in China's eastern Anhui province.
Submitted by Karen on Sun, 2005-04-10 15:18
"Defining Yongle: Imperial Art in Early Fifteenth-Century China" will be on display at the Florence and Herbert Irving Galleries for Chinese Decorative Arts of the Metropolitan Museum of Art in New York City through July 10.
Submitted by Milica on Tue, 2005-03-08 10:00
In his blog, teacher and Asianist Jonathan Dresner discusses the myth of Marco Polo, whether or not he really made it to China, and where to go to get the facts.
Submitted by Karen on Mon, 2004-12-20 16:14
"Black and White Chinese Ceramics from the 10th-14th Centuries" opened at the Arthur M. Sackler Gallery in Washington, DC, on December 18, and will continue indefinitely.
Submitted by Karen on Mon, 2004-12-06 17:13
"Iraq and China: Ceramics, Trade and Innovation" will be on display at the Arthur M. Sackler Gallery in Washington, DC, through April 24, 2005.
Submitted by Uncle Kuan on Sat, 2004-11-06 18:19
The Spirit Horde, also known in Tibetan as Khyim Lha Khang and in Mongolian as Kalet Ordu, is an SCA Household in the Kingdom of Trimaris whose members share a common interest in Mongol/Tibetan history and culture.
Submitted by Milica on Sun, 2004-07-25 11:10
Archaeologists studying a section of the Great Wall of China have discovered graffiti dating from the 16th century CE.
Submitted by Karen on Sun, 2004-07-11 15:33
A documentary, airing on Wednesday, July 21, on PBS, examines Zheng He, a legendary Chinese admiral, and the spectacular Ming fleet of treasure junks he commanded in the early 15th century
Submitted by Milica on Sun, 2004-07-11 12:20
A huge haul of Ming porcelain has been recovered from a shipwrecked Portuguese ship in waters off the coast of Malaysia.