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sighconic:

reading the first question on a test you know nothing about

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fuckyeahchinesemyths:

vintageanchorbooks:

"In spring 1852, in one of the periodic nationwide selections for imperial consorts, a sixteen-year-old girl caught the eye of the emperor and was chosen as a concubine. A Chinese emperor was entitled to one empress and as many concubines as he pleased. "
—from EMPRESS DOWAGER CIXI: The Concubine Who Launched Modern China by Jung Chang

In 1852, at age sixteen, Cixi was chosen as one of Emperor Xianfeng’s numerous concubines. When he died in 1861, their five-year-old son succeeded to the throne. Cixi at once launched a coup against her son’s regents and placed herself as the true source of power—governing through a silk screen that separated her from her male officials. Drawing on newly available sources, Jung Chang comprehensively overturns Cixi’s reputation as a conservative despot. Cixi’s extraordinary reign saw the birth of modern China. Under her, the ancient country attained industries, railways, electricity, and a military with up-to-date weaponry. She abolished foot-binding, inaugurated women’s liberation, and embarked on a path to introduce voting rights. Packed with drama, this groundbreaking biography powerfully reforms our view of a crucial period in China’s—and the world’s—history. Read an excerpt here: http://ow.ly/Bj4St

OMG I really want to read this book.

fuckyeahchinesemyths:

vintageanchorbooks:

"In spring 1852, in one of the periodic nationwide selections for imperial consorts, a sixteen-year-old girl caught the eye of the emperor and was chosen as a concubine. A Chinese emperor was entitled to one empress and as many concubines as he pleased. "—from EMPRESS DOWAGER CIXI: The Concubine Who Launched Modern China by Jung Chang In 1852, at age sixteen, Cixi was chosen as one of Emperor Xianfeng’s numerous concubines. When he died in 1861, their five-year-old son succeeded to the throne. Cixi at once launched a coup against her son’s regents and placed herself as the true source of power—governing through a silk screen that separated her from her male officials. Drawing on newly available sources, Jung Chang comprehensively overturns Cixi’s reputation as a conservative despot. Cixi’s extraordinary reign saw the birth of modern China. Under her, the ancient country attained industries, railways, electricity, and a military with up-to-date weaponry. She abolished foot-binding, inaugurated women’s liberation, and embarked on a path to introduce voting rights. Packed with drama, this groundbreaking biography powerfully reforms our view of a crucial period in China’s—and the world’s—history. Read an excerpt here: http://ow.ly/Bj4St

OMG I really want to read this book.

edens-blog:

beben-eleben:

Jim Dingilian proves that a creative and skillful artist can create works of art with just about anything. By coating the interior of empty glass bottles with black smoke and then carefully brushing it away with tools mounted on dowels, he creates detailed and beautiful but dark works of smoke art that are dripping with a sense of suburban decay (via Bored Panda).

are you shitting me

neverwillthesame:

Cada vez que lo vea lo rebloguearé

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batter-sempai:

cronassssss:

im uncomfortable. 

let the arm wrestling begin.

storiesandconjure:

the red string of fate

an asian belief that says two people are connected by a red string that is tied together by the gods. these two people are destined to fall in love, become great friends or have a very good relationship with each other.

One legend says it is the Man under the Moon, Yue Lao, who keeps a chamber of strings tying the lovers together, and a book marking down the destinies of love, created by the hands of spirit and human, in their choices and actions. 

(Source: litquake)

storiesandconjure:


the red string of fate
an asian belief that says two people are connected by a red string that is tied together by the gods. these two people are destined to fall in love, become great friends or have a very good relationship with each other.

One legend says it is the Man under the Moon, Yue Lao, who keeps a chamber of strings tying the lovers together, and a book marking down the destinies of love, created by the hands of spirit and human, in their choices and actions. 
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