The history of Feudal China (to 1911 A.D.)

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China, the World's Capital
By Nicholas D. Kristof, The New York Times, 22 May 2005. Kaifeng, an ancient city along the mud-clogged Yellow River, was by far the most important place in the world in 1000. Focus on how fleeting supremacy is, particularly for individual cities.
Young Japanese teacher studies ancient, vanished language of Western Xia
CNA, Taipei, Taipei Times, Thursday 25 September 2003. Yuji Kotaka, he fell in love with the language of the Western Xia regime (1038-1227) in China when he first saw the beautiful shape of the characters.
China Protects Ancient Post Facility
Xinhua, 10 November 2001. The Jiming dak (postal stop), located in Huailai county of Hebei province, is the biggest of its kind in the country. It is actually a small city surrounded by a two-kilometer-long wall with two gates. The city was one of hundreds of ancient 13th century daks on the road linking western areas with the capital Beijing (brief).
Pre-Qing Manchu Punishment
A dialog on the H-Asia list, November 1995. Manchu punishments carried out in Manchuria prior to 1644. An edict issued in 1639 by the Board of Revenue during the Chongde era, concerning tobacco prohibition.
Opium War of 1838–42: How Britain stole Hong Kong from China
By Kristianna Tho'Mas, Workers World, 10 July 1997. The British stole Hong Kong from China over 155 years ago. How did they get it in the first place? And how is the trade in opium tied to the issue of Hong Kong? The bloody origin of Hong Kong's 155 years as a British colony paralleled imperialist conquest in Africa, Latin America, the Middle East and the rest of Asia.