Author: Idris Sani

Chinese folk music

Chinese folk music

There are dozens of styles of folk music in China. Along with the Han folk music, the ethnic folk music that tourists might hear and most like includes the Tibetan, Uighur, and Dong folk music. The Miao are famous for their singing. Han Folk Music About 92% of China’s people are Han Chinese, and there are various regional styles of Han folk music. Han folk music is the music of common people... »

Entertainment in ancient china

Entertainment in ancient china

The ancient Chinese people worked for long hours each day. To relax and enrich their social lives, numerous games were invented . Many of them had a long history of over 1,000 years. Chuiwan Chuiwan was one of the ball games in ancient China, which was prevalent in the Song Dynasty (960–1279). Literally, “chui” means “hit” while “wan” means “ball” in... »

The History of Chinese architecture

The History of Chinese architecture

From the circular houses built with mud and wood in the Neolithic period to grand palaces with exquisite roofs to the skyscrapers of today, Chinese architecture has evolved over a long period of time. Below is the historical development of Chinese architecture in different periods. Neolithic Period (Pre-1600 BC) The Neolithic village of Banpo provides examples of the early architecture in Northern... »

9 aspects of Chinese ancient culture

9 aspects of Chinese ancient culture

Ancient Chinese culture from about 3,600–2,200 years ago underpins modern Chinese culture in everything from traditions to religion to writing: see how. 1. Pictographic Characters for Writing Archaeological discoveries show that by 1200, the Shang were writing in pictograms that were somewhat similar to the characters used today in Chinese writing. Scholars have discovered that some characters suc... »

Ancient Chinese culture

Ancient Chinese culture

Ancient Chinese culture, before the imperial era (from 221 BC), has obscure beginnings. Later invasions and contact with foreign cultures has colored Chinese culture, but the underlying forms established during the Shang and Zhou eras still appear in modern Chinese culture in everything from religion, to traditions, to dress, to writing in characters. The Shang people (c.1600–1046 BC) developed cu... »

The Christian kingdom of Nubia

The Christian kingdom of Nubia

The organized states of Nubia were converted to the Monophysite Christianity of Coptic Egypt by about 600 CE. The church hierarchy was rooted in Alexandria. This link to Alexandria was important because it required frequent communication between the Nubian kingdoms and Alexandria. Arab invaders conquered Egypt in 640 and soon attempted unsuccessfully to conquer the Nubian kingdoms. While Arab cont... »

The British-Egyptian condominium in sudan

The British-Egyptian condominium in sudan

After the death of al Mahdi his successors tried to extend the area under the control of his movement, the Ansar. This involved an invasion of Ethiopia by an Ansar force of sixty thousand troops. This force penetrated deep into the Ethiopian empire and a counter attack led by the Ethiopian emperor failed to dislodge the Ansar. Since the Ethiopian emperor was killed in the attack, the Ethiopian for... »

Chad Growth and structure of it’s economy

Chad Growth and structure of it’s economy

Chad’s remoteness, its inadequate infrastructure, its recent history of war, drought, and famine, and its dependency on a single cash crop–cotton–for export earnings made it one of the poorest nations of the world. In the mid-1980s, Chad’s gross national product per capita was only US$160, which clearly reflected the extent of the nation’s impoverishment. In the mid-1... »