Did you like history when you were young? 当你小的时候喜欢历史吗？
Yes, I did. I was especially interested in the experience of historical figures, like how they saved their country with their wisdom, how they eventually failed despite tremendous efforts, and how they overcame various obstacles to achieve success. They are fascinating stories for a child.
When was the last time you read about history? 你上次阅读历史相关的内容是什么时候？
Yesterday, I think. I was reading a book called “sixteen lectures on Chinese history”, which covers a long period from 3000 BC to 1911 AD. This article is from Laokaoya website. It briefly introduces the political system, the economic situation, and the customs of each dynasty and how they evolved over time.
Do you like history? 你喜欢历史吗？
Yes, I do. I can derive so much pleasure from history. The life stories of historical heroes are far more exciting and intriguing than normal fiction. The rise and fall of every dynasty can provide lessons for the contemporary nation. And the description of sages helps us understand where our culture is originated.
Have you ever been to historical museums? 你曾经去过历史博物馆吗？
Yes, I have. I was born and raised in Luoyang, the capital of 9 previous dynasties. Its historical museum possesses so many antiques and is one of my favorite places during my spare time. I also have been to the historical museums of Xi’an, Beijing, and Nanjing. All of these cities’ establishment can be traced back thousands of years ago.