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New to CHF? Introduce yourself to our forums and meet our regulars. Old members can meet and welcome new members here.

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Home to Beginners

Beginners in Chinese history and culture are welcome to post your questions here.

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General Discussion

Post and discuss anything general about Chinese history here.

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Chinese Ethnic Groups and Peoples


  1. Ethnic Minorities of China,
  2. Chinese Family Ancestry,
  3. Chinese Anthropology

Discuss China's ethnic groups, or peoples related to Chinese history, such as Xiongnu, Xianbei, Turks, Khitan, Jurchen, Mongols, Manchus etc.

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Ancient Chinese Arsenal

Discussions about ancient Chinese weapons, armour, warships and war machinery.

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Chinese Military History

Discuss Chinese Military History or Ancient Chinese Military, including military units, organizations, formations etc.

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Chinese Art of War

Discuss Chinese Art of War, including Chinese military treatises, strategy, tactics, military thoughts etc.

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Chinese Martial Arts

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Chinese Archaeology

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Chinese Geography

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Prehistory to Qin


  1. Prehistory, Xia and Shang

Discuss prehistoric China and the history of the Xia, Shang, Western Zhou, Eastern Zhou (i.e. Spring-Autumn and Warring States) and Qin dynasties (c. 2070-206 BC).

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Han

Discuss the Western Han, Xin, and Eastern Han Dynasties up to the death of Emperor Ling (206 BC-188 AD).

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Three Kingdoms

Discuss the history of the late Eastern Han civil wars and the Three Kingdoms (189-280 AD)

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Age of Fragmentation

Discuss the history of the Western and Eastern Jin, 16 States, and Northern and Southern Dynasties (280-589 AD)

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Sui and Tang

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Five Dynasties, Liao, Song, Western Xia, Jin and Yuan

Discuss the Five Dynasties and Ten Kingdoms, and the Liao, Song, Western Xia, Jin and Yuan Dynasties (907-1368 AD)

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Ming

Discuss the history of the Ming Dynasty (1368-1644 AD)

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Qing

Discuss the history of the Qing dynasty (1636-1911 AD)

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Republic and People's Republic

Discuss modern Chinese history from 1912 to the death of Deng Xiaoping in 1997, including the Republic of China on Taiwan from 1949 to 2000. [Current Affair Topics NOT ALLOWED here!]

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General Chinese Culture


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Discuss various aspects of Chinese culture including art, architecture, etiquette, clothing, games, festivals etc.

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Chinese Philosophy, Religion and Mythology


  1. Non-Traditional Chinese Religions,
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Chinese Language Help and Discussion


  1. Classical Chinese Language,
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Chinese Literature


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Overseas Chinese

Discuss Chinese people outside China, including their migration history, their settlement, culture, language etc.

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Chinese Entertainment Culture


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Discuss anything related to traditional or modern chinese entertainments such as chinese music, songs, opera, dances, movies, drama shows, plays, celebrities, comics etc.

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Chinese Science, Technology and Medicine

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CHF Imperial Exam

Come here to learn more about taking our Imperial Exam to become Qualified Scholar Members of CHF.

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CHF Polls and Surveys

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CHF Projects and Academic Articles


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Come here to participate in our community's Chinese history/culture projects or post articles written by you.

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CHF Han Lin Journal

Come here to read or comment on CHF Han Lin Journal, an online academic journal on chinese history and culture.

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CHF Gallery and Museum


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Come here to view or post Chinese history and culture-related pictures, maps, paintings, photos, graphics etc.

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CHF News and Announcements


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Find out about the latest community news and announcement.

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CHF Community Discussion


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The place for all members to discuss Community Issues, post Suggestions and Feedback.
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CHF Technical Support

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World History and Culture


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Discuss History and Culture across the world, except that of Asia, including European history, American History, the two world wars etc.

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Asian History and Culture


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Discuss the history and culture of countries across Asia, except China, such as Japan, Korea, Vietnam, India, Central Asia, and the Middle East.

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Dragon Gate Inn


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Take a break, have a kit-kat. Drop in to chit-chat anything here.

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Chinese Board (中文論壇)

For discussion of any topic in chinese language only.
上至天文,下至地理,你可用中文討論任何的話題。

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