The Song dynasty is a period of Chinese refinement and peace rather than military prowess. Great strides were taken in the creative arts and literature. Prosperity from the growing trade by sea rather than overland fueled the building of huge cities. The eventual conquest by the Mongol hordes brought the dynasty to a tragic close.
White for funerals
The Chinese have their own customs and traditions and these are particularly evident at funerals. Where the Western tradition is to wear black, in China the tradition is to wear white. Read More
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