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Jia Sidao, the ambitious chancellor of the Song dynasty, creeps over to the daughter of the late emperor. He lulls the trusting little girl...
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Article extracted from Asian Geographic Issue 02/2020 (141) Text: Shreya Acharya It is durable and strong, warm and cosy, and lasts up to hundreds of years....

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Bruce Lee famously said, “You must be shapeless, formless, like water. When you pour water in a cup, it becomes the cup. When you...

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Where waters run wild and forests grow free, there are groups of people who live alongside Nature in perfect harmony. Tribes across the world...

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