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Timetrip

Making a Youtube Series about Chinese History

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Timetrip

Hello everybody,

 

me and a few other people are making a Youtube series about Chinese history, in which we plan to cover all major periods and dynasties from the Neolithic to the present.

We have just uploaded a video about two ancient Chinese dynasties, the Shang and the Zhou.

 

The video gives you an overview about the most important and interesting aspects of thought, ideology, religion and culture of these dynasties. If you are interested in these topics, check it out:

 

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=q92ThAoLb2M

 

(I hope it's ok that I share my video here since it is relevant to the topic of this group. If it's not ok, let me know and I will remove it. )

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Cool stuff!

Keep it up!

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woshilara

Exactly what I've been looking for. I've really been wanting to learn more about Chinese history. Keep them coming!

Thank you for sharing!

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Timetrip

Thanks for the nice feedback! If you have friends who are interested in Chinese history, please share it with them, because the youtube algorithm makes it pretty hard for a small channel to grow otherwise.

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UPDATE: New video about the Spring and Autumn period and the Warrings States period.

 

I honestly think this might be the most interesting time in Chinese history. It was a period full of conflict, war, contradictions and radical changes.

Pretty much all of the philosophy, the social structure and the political culture that would shape China for two millennia originated in this period.

 

Why were texts like "The Art of War" written at that time?

 

Why did collective punishment become the norm and what did wandering swordsmen have to do with it?

 

Why did this chaotic and violent period have so many great philosophers? (Confucius, Mencius, Laozi, Xunzi, ect, etc.)

 

I talk about these and other questions in this video.

 

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=d6S6maOVjv8

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Timetrip

New Episode: China's First Emperor, Qin Shi Huang - Good or Evil?

 

The First Emperor of China is one of the most interesting and controversial characters in history. The world-famous terra-cotta army is only one part of the necropolis built for him, and its greatest mystery, the tomb of the first Emperor, still remains unexcavated.

The First Emperor unified China in 221 BC for the first time as an Empire and though his Empire collapsed within 15 years, in many ways, it set the foundations for what China would be like for two milennia. Check out this episode to learn more about him!

 

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Zmf2WBYxYs4&t=6s

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