2,000 years of Chinese history in 12 minutes!

The history lesson I’ve been waiting for… John Green takes us through the various dynasties and explains how Confucian ideals and the idea of the “mandate of heaven” influenced the way Chinese scholars interpreted (or misinterpreted) their history.

Long story short: emperors should not partake in orgies nor eat their enemies.

(And try not to be bothered by John’s Chinese pronunciation. It’s a tricky language.)


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