7 My Background1 China’s Giant History in BriefChapter 6: The Big Cycle of China and Its Currency2020-10-09Journal1 China’s Giant History in Brief2 China’s Giant History in Brief3 China’s Giant History in Brief4 China’s Giant History in Brief5 China’s Giant History in Brief6 China’s Giant History in Brief7 China’s Giant History in Brief8 China’s Giant History in Brief9 China’s Giant History in BriefChina’s Giant History in Brief Anyone who wants to have a fundamental understanding of China needs to know the basics of China’s roughly 4,000-year history, the many patterns that have repeated in it, and the timeless and universal principles that the leaders of China have gained from studying these patterns—even though getting that basic understanding is quite an undertaking.  China’s history is so complicated and there are so many opinions about it that I am confident that there is no single source of truth, and I am especially sure that I’m not it.  Still there is a lot that knowledgeable people agree on, and I have found many scholars and practitioners, both Chinese and non-Chinese, who have valuable bits that make the exercise of trying to piece them together—along with other bits of history like statistics and written histories—very valuable as well as damned fascinating.  While I can’t guarantee that my perspectives about China are the best ones to believe, I can guarantee that they have been well-triangulated with some of the most informed people in the world and are presented here in an exceptionally forthright way.  Here it is in brief. Continue reading… Index 1 China’s Giant History in Brief 2 China’s Giant History in Brief 3 China’s Giant History in Brief 4 China’s Giant History in Brief 5 China’s Giant History in Brief 6 China’s Giant History in Brief 7 China’s Giant History in Brief 8 China’s Giant History in Brief 9 China’s Giant History in Brief Continue reading…