ancient china

  1. The Militant Doberman

    Bronze Age “Chinese Mesoamerica” in AH works?

    https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Olmec_alternative_origin_speculations So I’ve seen AH & sci-fi stories use the “Zheng He‘s treasure ships contact New World civilizations” premise as their POD, but I can’t think of any works based around the idea of Ancient Chinese forming the Olmec. Does anyone...
  2. After Qin's Fall, Could the 18 Kingdoms Have Endured, or Was Quick Reunification Inevitable?

    In the wake of the collapse of the Qin Dynasty, could the emergent 18 kingdoms have endured absent the phenomenal success of Gaozu, or was resorting into a new pan-chines state very likely after an initial unstable period? Could China have essentially returned to the old pattern of warring...
  3. WI China was not unified?

    Okay, I had some thoughts about the idea of a not unified China. I wonder, what do you think will happen of it isn't and remains the same feudal system, except evolving over them. And a few states just entirely forgetting it or not using the system(the Qin didn't) . I think that if it didn't...
  4. Teriyaki

    Sino-Egyptian Relations Established During the Reign of Hatshepsut

    Point of Divergence ... We know from historical records that contact between Rome and the Han Chinese Empire occurred during the 1st Century AD via what would eventually become known today as the Silk Road. The first known embassy to China from Rome established itself around 166AD. Underneath...
  5. An Lushan successful

    What if the An Lushan revolt was successful in creating a lasting Dynasty?
  6. Is a Permanently Divided China Plausible?

    Ancient Chinese history is mostly made up of dynasties taking up their mandate of heavens to rule the land, but with several hiccups like during the Three Kingdoms period. However, with enough divergences, is a region divided into several states taking its place plausible, or will it be too...
  7. WI/AHC: Ba and Shu unite the Sichuan Basin.

    Shu and Ba were two regional states of ancient Sichuan. During the Warring States Period, the basin aided Qin's position immensely. After its conquest in 316 BCE, the area provided a wealth of agricultural surplus and manpower for the burgeoning state. But what if Sichuan unites into a powerful...
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