Exploring Chinese History

Exploring Chinese History is a site all about the history of China, from ancient times to present day. It is broken down into five eras and includes information about Chinese culture, politics, and geographical regions. You can also view the website’s source list for further reading and learning! Here is an overview of each section:


The historical content of the site is divided into five sections: prehistory to 1279, 1279 to 1912, 1912 to 1949, 1949 to 1976, and 1976 to present. Each section is more thoroughly broken down into specific periods with comprehensive information on traditions, scholars, dynasties, wars, trading, and more! Study notes and outlines are available for students and interested learners.


Information about Chinese literature, language, philosophy, and religion can be found on the culture page. If you want to learn about Daoism, the Qin Mausoleum and Terracotta Army, or modern Chinese writers, start by visiting the culture section! There is also an image gallery dedicated to the art of calligraphy. For more images, visit the supplemental website The Art and Images of China to see photographs of architecture, history, people, and more.


The politics section discusses government structure, important figures, rebellions, important documents, conflicts, and human rights issues. Most of the content focuses on 19th and 20th century politics and international relations. The politics sections pairs well with the modern era history content and covers events like the Opium Wars, World War I, and World War II.


Other East Asian Regions are described on the site, including Hong Kong, Japan, Korea, Mongolia, and Taiwan. You can explore each region in detail to learn geographic information and facts about culture, religion, demographics, economics, and politics.


The site contains special guides about Chinese New Year and Chinese Characters that can be found on the features page. If you are interested in visiting other ibiblio sites, the Chinese tag in the Language & Culture section has many resources including music, ancient texts, and cultural exploration. If you enjoyed Exploring Chinese History, make sure to check out the tag!