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Owl of ill omen
The owl in Chinese tradition is considered a bird of ill omen. Its large, all-seeing eyes and scary call gave it a bad reputation. The bird was sometimes used as a talisman to ward off evil. Read More
The illustrious Ming
It was during the Ming dynasty that China achieved many accomplishments: a vast fleet sailed the seas and made many dicoveries.; an encylopedia of the accumulated knowledge was distilled into 11,000 chapers; trade with America brought in new vegetables and cotton that were widely grown. Read More
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