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1050–256 BC
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三國
220–280
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265–420
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十六國
304–439
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南北朝
420–589
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581–618
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618–907
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五代十國
907–960
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北宋
960–1127
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南宋
1127–1279
Liao
907–1125
Jin
1115–1234
Yuan
1271–1368
Ming
1368–1644
Qing
1644–1911
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1912–49
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1949–
 
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The True Origin of Kiwifruit

Although its name strongly suggests a New Zealand origin, the kiwifruit is in fact, native to China's Yangtze Valley. Until midway through the 20th century, the fruit was known as Chinese gooseberry. Once a commercial industry was developed in New Zealand, fruit growers apparently decided that … read more

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