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“Oral history is the collection and study of historical information about individuals, families, important events, or everyday life using audiotapes, videotapes, or transcriptions of planned interviews. These interviews are conducted with people who participated in or observed past events and whose memories and perceptions of these are to be preserved as an aural record for future generations.” […]

Tank Man is the nickname of an anonymous man who stood in front of a column of Chinese tanks the morning after the Chinese military forcibly removed protesters from Beijing’s Tiananmen Square on June 5, 1989. Sources:

The cultural revolution of China (or the Great Proletarian Cultural Revolution, if you want to sound more official) was communist chairman Mao Zedong’s attempt at enforcing communism by exterminating traditional, capitalist, and even cultural elements from the society. Although there were many Chinese followers of Mao (mainly laborers and the lower class) who enthusiastically accepted Mao’s idea […]

The first opium war, or simply the opium war, as it came to be known, was a 19th century conflict fought between the United Kingdom, the British East India Co., and the Qing Dynasty of China. Here is a dumbed-down summary of the cause of the war: Chinese officials wanted their citizens to stop abusing […] Type in any website address and find out if it’s blocked in mainland China!  

Never mind about my previous post saying that I was only going to focus on the 1900s of China’s history. I also want to research the major historic events of the 1800s (like the Opium war #1, Taiping rebellion, Opium war #2, Tianjin massacre, Sino-Japanese war #1, Xinhai revolution, among others). Even so, I do […]