Monday, December 10, 2007


As fans of the blog know, we pride ourselves on being informative as well as entertaining. So here is today's quick history lesson.

Changsha is the hometown of Mao Zedong (1893-1976), the foremost Chinese Communist leader of the 20th century and the principal founder of the People’s Republic of China (1949). Chairman Mao was born in Shaoshan, a village 40 miles from the capital of Hunan Province. The city of Changsha is quite old, with the earliest recorded history going back 3,000 years. Also in Changsha are the family tombs of Chancellor Li Tsang (mid-second century B.C. His wife's body is preserved well: although it is 2,100 years old, it still has flesh, teeth and internal organs.

And on that note ...

1 comment:

Yehwen said...

Are the tombs in Changsha is Mawangdui?Changsha have more and more tombs in China's history.:)