The Cultural Revolution (China) Facts for Kids

The Great Proletarian Cultural Revolution was a political and social upheaval in China led by Mao Zedong. The Cultural Revolution lasted from 1966 to 1976 after Mao died. He chose to do this by using his power to make people fight for Communism.  Chinese Communism The Chinese Communist Party was founded in 1921. They took … Read more

The Silk Road Facts for Kids

When China opened trade with the West in 130 B.C., people started trading goods on the Silk Road. People traded goods for hundreds of years until 1453, when the Ottoman Empire shut down trade. Even though it has been almost 600 years, traders still remember how to use these routes for their business! What is … Read more

Great Wall of China Facts for Kids

What is the Great Wall of China? The large series of forts built along the northern border of Ancient China is called the Great Wall of China. They were initially built to protect the people of China from invasions by nomadic groups. Many Chinese dynasties over the centuries have renovated or extended the wall and … Read more

Buddhism in China: Facts & Information

Buddhism was first brought to China somewhere around 500 AD. It came from India and then spanned through Central Asia along the Silk Road — an ancient network of trade and culture routes in Asia that connected the West and the East and sold many things like herbs and spices. Below are some interesting facts … Read more