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University student studying math and economics. Interested in history and analyzing human relations.


Oct
3
comment What was the social status of a man who failed the civil service exams in Imperial China ( 1200 - 1800 AD )?
Haven't visited this question in a while, want to share that "Six Tales of a Floating Life" provided a lot of information for someone that wasn't quite an elite.
Apr
23
comment Why was China not colonized by any country?
Yes it is often forgotten that large parts of China were essentially colonized. Japan's 21 demands asked for control of Northeast China (Manchuria). Manchuko was a puppet kingdom of Japan.
Mar
2
answered Fiji and the Indian Community
Feb
25
answered What was the contemporary German public opinion on the Herero Genocide?
Feb
22
comment Nymphodorus of Syracuse
There is no harm in trying...
Feb
22
comment How did a nomadic minority group the Manchus come to rule over China?
Thank you for the correction, I guess hunter gatherers evokes images of prehistoric times, pastoralists is indeed the correct term.
Feb
22
asked How did a nomadic minority group the Manchus come to rule over China?
Feb
22
awarded  Promoter
Feb
21
comment Historically accurate films about the English Civil War
I think we can edit this question to fit SE. Maybe ask what are common inaccuracies in films about the English Civil War? Then we can use examples and reference accurate films? Just a thought.
Feb
21
comment Role of Indian princes and aristocratic landowners under British colonial rule?
I will post this as a question and try to answer it myself. It's a topic that I've put in considerable time researching.
Feb
21
comment Did emperor Kangxi indirectly contribute to China's massive population and subsequent problem?
People in any age had family planning abilities. How people managed is best left for another question.
Feb
21
comment Role of Indian princes and aristocratic landowners under British colonial rule?
I assume you mean how an outside minority like the Mongols and the Manchus respectively came to rule over the largest empire in Asia? In both cases the invaders became firmly assimilated into Chinese culture. The Manchus especially adopted Confucianism and especially favored the Song school, as mentioned in my question. Their own culture faded into the background as the dynasty aged and Han Chinese administrators were key. I would say it was different in China. history.stackexchange.com/questions/7617/…
Feb
21
comment Role of Indian princes and aristocratic landowners under British colonial rule?
Nice book, is this fun reading or studying for something?
Feb
21
asked When did Harvard give its last entrance exam?
Feb
21
awarded  Nice Question
Feb
20
comment Did emperor Kangxi indirectly contribute to China's massive population and subsequent problem?
My bias is that the population count increased because officials were now encouraged to be more honest. I don't think there was an actual population spike. Your graph helps this question tremendously!
Feb
20
revised Did emperor Kangxi indirectly contribute to China's massive population and subsequent problem?
Extended my question.
Feb
20
comment Why did China shut itself out of the world in the 15th century?
If you already understand Confucianism, then maybe read Neo-Confucian Thought in Action: Wang Yang-ming’s Youth. Read the analects (Oxford) if you haven't. I haven't read Neo Confucianism in History by Bol but I plan to. These are pretty academic works and probably won't give you a completely satisfactory understanding but contain good parts in my opinion.
Feb
20
comment Why did China shut itself out of the world in the 15th century?
@Drux, thanks for your comment. I am not used to posting links unless they are special knowledge. Personally I see no point in linking wikipedia or other general resources but perhaps I should do that to get better answers.
Feb
19
asked Did emperor Kangxi indirectly contribute to China's massive population and subsequent problem?