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死马当活马医sǐ mǎ dāng huó mǎ yī Persevering when it is already too late. A lost cause.
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 illustrious Ming
It was during the Ming dynasty that China achieved many accomplishments: a vast fleet sailed the seas and made many dicoveries.; an encylopedia of the accumulated knowledge was distilled into 11,000 chapers; trade with America brought in new vegetables and cotton that were widely grown. Read More
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