Chinese History for Beginners
Condensed China is an introduction to Chinese history. It exists to inform, enlighten, and attract netizens interested in China. It is not a complete history of China; I deliberately skipped over and left out a lot of information. This is more like ''Chinese History: the Cliff Notes version" or "Chinese History's Greatest Hits" than a full-fledged history. If I left out something you feel is important, please email me and I will put it in the next time I revise the text.
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Condensed China has become substantially more popular than I had dared hope when I first put this up; I'm averaging more than 6,000 hits a month, no doubt due to being linked from the Washington Post, Popular Science, and GameSpot, as well as from all the major online libraries of Chinese and Asian links. It was also selected as Hong Kong Supernet's first ever "Super exSITEment" user site of the month.
I know, I'm way behind in updating the site. Hong Kong handover coverage will be added soon. My new excuse is that I'm waiting for the Party Congress to finish....
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