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Introductions and Welcomes

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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


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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

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Chinese Art of War

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Chinese Archaeology

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Ming

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CHF Han Lin Journal

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