萝卜白菜,各有所爱luó bo bái cài, gè yǒu suǒ ài Everyone has their own preferences 所向无前suǒ xiàng wú qián Invincible against all opponents
The tradition of binding girls feet so that they could barely walk came into widespread fashion at about the time of the Sui dynasty. The dimunitive feet and trotting gait was considered attractive and many women inflcited it on their daughters (up to one half of all girls) in the hope they would attract a good husband. Read More
The building of railways became a competitive scramble between foreign powers in the late 19th and early 20th century. Railways were seen as the key first step in opening up inland China for trade. Britain, France, Germany, Japan and America all invested in the building of them only for the investment to be lost in the following years of turmoil.
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