When my book ‘Finding Myself in China: A Politically Incorrect Story’ was published, I began work on collating all the travel stories and interesting events from particular places (irrespective of when I was there) into a series of books that are part travelogue but which broaden the field of my life’s experiences in China – something which I could not do in the first book because it would have been too big.
In Book One of those travel adventures, I talk about a number of different times I traveled to Chibi Village and Puqi (Chibi City) in Hubei Province. On this page today, I have collated from the articles listed below, a few photographs which I have tried to present sequentially as a trip to Chibi Town and Chibi City/Puqi. Each has a little commentary which might only make sense if you actually read the articles or eventually buy the book.
I apparently forgot to change the date on my camera when I came back from the future.
Information from a sign at Chibi:The Red Cliff (also called Chibi in Mandarin), an ancient battlefield in the period of the three Kingdoms period, is located 38 km northwest of the city of Chibi, Hubei Province, where the famous ancient battle took place in the history of China.
In 208 AD, the joined army ruled by Liu Bei and Sun Quan defeated Cao Cao here, which is one of the typical examples of the weak defeating the strong, the less defeating the more. After this battle, the three kingdoms — Wei, Shu and Wu came into being. In this battle, the most famous story is Zhuge Liang borrowed the southeast wind and burning the cliffs. Now, Chibi is the only one of the ancient battlefields, which remains as its original appearance. It just lies at the Three Gorges. It is put down on the list of the important historical sites to be given special protection.
Chibi ancient battlefield contains the following scenic sports; Carvings on the Cliff, Stone Statue to Zhou Yu, Wind-praying Platform, the Museum of the Red Cliff Battle, the Young Phonetic Nunnery, Pang Tong’s Well, as well as Yi Jiang Pavilion, Wang Pavilion and Stele Corridor, Etc.
I hope you have enjoyed these photographs. The links at the top of the page will take you to the original stories in which there are many more photographs.
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R.P. BenDedek was born in 1953 and grew up in Brisbane Australia. 2003 to 2017 he has been teaching in The People's Republic of China. Along with photographic stories from China he has been writing social and political commentaries since 2004. He was the temporary editor of Magic City Morning Star from 2009 - 2016 and currently has a column at iPatriot.com. He is the author of a chronological history of ancient Israel titled 'the King's Calendar: The Secret of Qumran' and author of 'Finding Myself in China: A Politically Incorrect Story.' He is divorced; has 5 children and 16 grandchildren. He is a 4th generation Australian from a racially, ethnically, and religiously diverse family. He has no time for Sociopathic Ideologues or Useful Idiots.
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