Digital Orient

Power & Order
(Politics, Law, bureaucracy)


Belief & Knowledge
(Religion, Thought, Education, Ritual & Science)


Social Relations & Structure
Kinship, Class & Marriage)


Economy & Population
(Production, Consumption, Demography, Agriculture)


Specific People
(Life stories or ethnic groups)

Welcome to all those interested in China!

Only fragments of this greatest of all human civilizations on earth can be represented here. But it is hoped to develop this part of the website so that both those who know parts of China, and those who have never been there, can gain some glimpses of its infinite richness and variety.

Places Long-term Change