In one word - lunacy! Seriously, ever since I was a little kid, I have always
been fascinated by history. To me, these were nice, fascinating stories about
people and places which also happened to be true. I used to have this urge to
map out the entire history of the world, but I quickly realized that this
is not very doable. Sure, I could have a superficial knowledge about every
little culture, but it is much more interesting to study a culture in-depth
and see what makes its people tick. I believe a good way of accomplishing
this is to study their history. The question is: whose history?
I would like to study the history of a culture that has a very long and rich
tradition, yet fairly isolated from most other cultures. The reason for this
is I don't want to worry about studying the interrelations of the different
cultures and track the development of each. As a result of this and also
because of my heritage, I have embarked on the study of the
History of China!
[ History of China ]