Korean Mythological Creatures - Eat Your Kimchi
We're talking about Korean mythological creatures and folklore, including the Haetae, Gumiho, and Ungnyeo for this week's TL;DR.
Opium Dens and Opium Usage in Victorian England
An East End Opium Den, 1870 For many, images of the darker side of Victorian London are shaped by the descriptions of writers like Henry Mayhew in the middle decades of the century, or by Blanchard Jerrold and Gustave Doré, and James Greenwood a few decades later. In addition to their often sensational images there are the descriptions we derive from the fiction of the times. Thus, our image of Victorian London's drug culture, if indeed such a culture existed, is composed in part of…
Hidden weapons--the fatal weapon favored by ancient Chinese knight-errant - China culture
Hidden weapons refer to those that are used to attack enemies unexpectedly. They are featured by the small size, agility and excellent concealment. The “hidden dagger” used by Zhuan Zhu to assassinate King Liao of the Wu State and the dagger used by Jin Ke to assassinate Emperor Qin Shihuang are the famous cases of application of hidden weapons in ancient China.