China is wonderous and awe-inspiring. It has a history of five thousand years. It is the only continuous ancient civilization. Other ancient civilizations have changed, discontinued, withered or perished. Why is it so enduring? Why is it so coherent, often sticking to itself, remaining undivided? Why is it so dynamic, always able to revive, regenerate and revitalise itself? Why is it an immortal phoenix able to rise again on its ashes? These are enduring questions. Nobody can give a complete answer, full stop. They will stimulate intellect, provoke interest, engage investigation. > read more
Huo Yuanjia, a name not familiar to many people, suddenly became known to every household after a Hong Kong television series about his life and martial arts was shown a few years ago.
According to legend, about 5,000 years ago, Huang Diâthe Yellow Emperorâruled part of the Yellow River valley. He and another leader, Yan Di, or the Fiery Emperor, made great contributions to the progress of civilization.
Silk Road - Religion and Art
The most significant innovations carried along the Silk Road to China were the belief systems and religious art of India, Central Asia and the Middle East. Buddhism began its evolution as a religious doctrine in the sixth century BC, and was adopted as India's official religion in the third century BC.
Revised June 20, 2011