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Song Dynasty 宋朝

Here is a collection of articles related to the history of the Song dynasty.
Under Song rule, China experienced a golden age in arts and science but also constant danger from nomads from the North. The Song lost half of their empire, had two of their emperors captured by invadors and fled south. In the Southern capital, another golden period was born but was eventually destoryed by the Mongols in 1271.

 

mazu
Mazu 妈祖
The worship of Mazu began in the Song dynasty. Read about the forces that sustained her worship from the Song, Yuan, Ming, Qing to present times.

manila chinatownOverseas Chinese in Philippines
As the maritime economy developed, Chinese settled down in Philippines as the first of subsequent waves of migrants.

 

 

madam white snakeMadam White Snake 白蛇传
The tragic love story between a scholar and a White Snake spirit. A struggle between social norms and individual desires. Which forces will emerge the victor in this case?

Three Loyal Kings of Song
The final resistence by three loyal generals to revive the Song dynaty. They lost the battle but their valour and loyalty out lasted the Mongol dynasty.

yue feiYou Tiao and Yue Fei
Food and political resistence. How the Song chinese used You Tiao to protest against the unjust execution of a loyal general who tried to restore the Song honour.

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