The food preparation preferences of Chinese cooks — such as the technological choice to boil or steam grains, instead of grinding or processing them into flour — had continental-scale consequences for the adoption of new crops in prehistoric China, according to research from Washington University in St. Louis.
“During the Han dynasty in 132 CE, polymath Zhang Heng invented an ‘instrument for measuring the seasonal winds and the movements of the Earth’ (Houfeng Didong Yi, for short): the first seismometer. “
A University of Aberdeen academic has received a prestigious prize for his part in a huge 10-year study that sheds new light on a forgotten figure of Russian anthropology.
“I’ve noticed that Turkey is getting a lot of attention, being presented as such a lovely, lovely place to visit.”
CLAN Cancer Support is seeking walkers to take part in a walk along one of the seven wonders of the world,The Great Wall of China, to raise money for the local charity.
Murders Of Old China is an audiobook which discusses twelve different cases in pre-communist or late period colonial China from 1907 to 1947.
Professor John Speakman has been elected a foreign Academician in the Chinese National Academy of Sciences – the first ever from a Scottish University to be elected.
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