Hunan is very much a central Chinese province, it has produced food for northern China for centuries. During the Taiping Rebellion the Hunan Braves under Zeng Guofan were an important military unit that led to the eventual defeat of the Taipings. This history influenced the thinking of Mao Zedong and Liu Shaoqi, both born in Hunan, in the early days of the Communist party in China. Read More
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
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