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Rise and fall of the Han Dynasty in China

The first imperial dynasty in Chinese history was known as the Qin, and it was founded by the famous Qin Shi Huangdi. However, after his death in 210 BC, the Qin dynasty collapsed, and China entered a period of civil war. In 206 BC, a new dynasty was born: the Han dynasty. It would stay in power until AD 220...

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    Death by 1000 cuts: The gruesome history of the notorious ancient Chinese punishment of Lingchi

    Death by 1000 cuts: The gruesome history of the notorious ancient Chinese punishment of Lingchi

    Few methods of execution have elicited as much horror and fascination as Lingchi, better known in the Western world as "Death by 1000 cuts". This form …

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