镜花水月jìng huā shuǐ yuè Beautiful but unattainable dreams. Unrealistic ambitions 月到中秋分外明, 每逢佳节倍思亲yuè dào zhōng qiū fèn wài míng, měi féng jiā jié bèi sī qīn Longing to see family far away 月下老人yuè xià laǒ rén Someone enabling people to meet with marriage in mind
这个月zhè gè yuè this month 下个月xià gè yuè next month 上个月shàng gè yuè last month 一个月yī gè yuè one month
During the Taiping Rebellion both sides of the Civil War received support from British civilians. Augustus Lindley ➚ helped the Taiping cause and wrote a book of his experiences 'The History of the Ti-ping Revolution'. On the other side General Charles Gordon ➚ helped the Qing forces, and he was ultimately successful in beating the Taipings. Read More
In old books you may see references to the city of Mukden. This is the Manchu name for their former capital city of Shenyang in Liaoning, before the conquest of China to form the Qing dynasty. The name Mukden dropped from use when Manchuria was recaptured from the Japanese in 1945. Read More
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