Describe a historical period of time that you are interested in
You should say:
When it was
How you heard of it
What you are interested in
What you have known
And why you would like to know more
I’d like to talk about Qing Dynasty, which used to be one of the most powerful and prosperous dynasties in China. Back then, we had a huge territory. It was like… 400 years ago, the founding emperor established a new dynasty. And the next few emperors were all capable and intelligent, but the last few was a different story, so I’m gonna skip that part.
I heard from a documentary that emperors in Qing Dynasty were the best educated and most civilized in China’s history. They had their own tutors, before they became emperors, I mean, when they were still princes, they had to get up super early and learn about classics written by ancestors. Besides academic courses, they also needed to learn how to ride and shoot. So you see, their schedule was really tight.
This period of history is quite popular. There are many TV shows and movies based on stories that happened at that time. And personally, I really want to travel back in time in a time machine to see for myself what life was like back then. For example, I want to know whether it is true that the emperors had 3000 wives, and whether the palace was as gorgeous as what the book described.