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The Funniest Table Tennis Match in HISTORY

The Funniest Table Tennis Match in HISTORY

He’s looking forward to this match To see whether Saive will have any jawbreaking action during the match I’m totally excited European players are better at receiving “heavy” strikes are they going to spin around? they’re going to do it! it was so close he even had it all planned out If the last point …

History Summarized: Ancient China

History Summarized: Ancient China

This video is brought to you by Squarespace. More on that later. The Empire, long divided must unite – long united, must divide. Thus, it has ever been. So opens the famous Chinese tale “The Romance of the Three Kingdoms”, or to put it another way, China is whole again! Then it broke again! And …

Real Reason Why China Wants To Expand

Real Reason Why China Wants To Expand

This episode is brought to you by Dashlane; Try Dashlane Premium free for 30 days at www.dashlane.com/infographics and never forget another password and keep all your online accounts secure! The People’s Republic of China is huge. Not only is it the world’s most populous country, with a population of around 1.404 billion people, it’s massive …

What “Ancient” Chinese Sounded Like – and how we know

What “Ancient” Chinese Sounded Like – and how we know

China has a long linguistic tradition. Did you know Chinese scholars were digging into old pronunciations centuries before Europeans were reconstructing proto-languages? This is the tale of how they uncovered their ancient imperial language. I struggle with Chinese pronunciation. I have ever since the dictionary and cassettes my Grandad once gave me for my birthday. …

Young explorers: a brief history of writing

Young explorers: a brief history of writing

Writing it helps us perform all sorts of activities everyday Easy to assume that writing has always been around but like most things it had to be invented Have you ever written something down so you can remember it later on Maybe here a good song on the radio and you decide to write it …

The History of Hong Kong

Throughout modern history, world powers have repeatedly fought over this strategically valuable land. Its name means “fragrant harbor” in Chinese, but it could also mean “City of Change.” This is the story of Hong Kong. The first wave of people to arrive in large numbers had fled Genghis Kahn and his brutal Mongol hordes. They …

The Animated History of China | Part 1

The Animated History of China | Part 1

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