Sunday, February 15, 2004

china, my china

I learned some interesting things over at the Visual Sourcebook of Chinese Civilization: the military technologies of the middle imperial period, the tombs of the ancient period, and the 4500 year timeline of the spread of their very robust culture. I learned more in an hour on that site than I did in my entire schooling. I found the development of Buddhist art and calligraphy in the early imperial period to be particularly interesting. These people had a thriving civilization back when my european ancestors were living in huts made of wattle and daub. This is worth reading for the sense of perspective alone.