qín Qin; Qin dynasty; Shaanxi

Different tone

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秦皇岛 Qinhuangdao, Hebei

Red eyebrows

The red eyebrow 赤眉 rebellion was a grass roots rebellion fuelled by famine and high taxes. They showed their loyalty to the cause by painting their eyebrows and/or foreheads red. This was 2,000 years ago in the troubled reign of Wang Mang. Perhaps red was chosen as it was the dynastic color of the Han dynasty which Wang Mang had overthrown and the rebels sought to restore.
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Our extensive section on Chinese festivals gives the dates and backgrounds on over 30 of them. Gives details on the origin and observance as well as a handy diary for when they will next fall. Essential when planning a trip to China.
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