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干活不由东累死也无功gàn huó bú yóu dōng lèi sǐ yě wú gōng Only work on what is needed to be done 功亏一篑gōng kuī yī kuì See things through to the end 马到成功mǎ daò chéng gōng Gain immediate victory 失败是成功之母shī bài shì chéng gōng zhī mǔ Learning from mistakes 事倍功半shì bèi gōng bàn Work with care rather than speed
The epic Chinese 'Red Cliff ➚' documents the famous battle in 208CE that marked the end of the illustrious Han dynasty. General Cao Cao was the leader of the defeated army of the North. China then split into three kingdoms: Shu (West); Wei (North) and Wu (South). Read More
When the dynasties of China are brought to mind, the Han, Tang and Ming are generally considered the greatest. During the Tang China was undoubtedly the only world super-power with huge cities and great achievements. Tang poetry is considered the finest. Influence of China spread far to the west reaching the Aral Sea and Pakistan.
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