Monday, August 23, 2004

Charlie Chan's Murder Cruise Dictionary

Once again, thank you to Rush Click for letting me borrow from your Charlie Chan Family website!

Turns out that Charlie Chan knows his Chinese history and games! Certainly we can't tell 'em without a program!

So have fun, you all:

HAN DYNASTY:
The Han Dynasty lasted four hundred years, from 206 B.C. to 220 A.D. The Han dynasty is the East Asian counterpoint and contemporary with Rome in it's golden era. During this dynasty, China officially became a Confucian state, prospered domestically, and extended its domestically cultural influences oer Vietnam, Central Asia, Mongolia, and Korea before finally collapsing under a mixture of domestic and external pressures.

MAHJONG:
A game of Chinese origin played by four persons with tiles resembling dominoes and bearing various designs which are drawn and discarded until one person wins with a hand of four combinations or three ties each and a pair of matching tiles.

SHANG DYNASTY:
The Shang Dynasty (1766 B.C. to 1022 B.C.) considered by many to be the earliest CHinese dynasty, ruled parts of northern and entral China. Its capital city was located Anyan: millet, wheat, and baley were the primary crops grow. Aside from their acgricultural prowness, the Shang Dynasty was also
advanced in metallurgy. Bronze ships, weapons, and tools were found from that era.

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