All right, The period of history I am really into is Tang Dynasty.
And, why I am interested in this part of the history is because it
was the era that witnessed development in all sorts of ﬁelds.
1. era 纪元
2. witness 经历
Tang dynasty covers the period of roughly 290 years and it
can be considered as one of the greatest period in the history of
This era was the golden age of Chinese literature and poetry.
The most prominent poets of Chinese poetry, Li Bai and Du Fu,
were from Tang Dynasty.
4. golden age 黄金时代
5. prominent 著名的
More importantly this was the only period in Chinese history
when an empress ruled the whole kingdom instead of the
emperor, her name was Wu Zetian — the period she ruled was
later named “Zhou Dynasty”.
I brieﬂy learned about this period in the History textbook of
my middle school. Later, I told my parents that I was interested in
this period and that I wanted to learn more about Tang and Zhou
dynasty, so they bought me a book which described many details
of this era. The more I read, the more I realized that this era
underwent many breakthroughs in engineering, trade, art and
6. textbook 课本
7. undergo (过去式 underwent) 经历
8. breakthrough 突破
9. trade 贸易