The Man Who Loved China is a book describing the journey of a British scientist, historian, and sinologist who is known for his enormous contribution towards making the West aware of pre- modern China’s technically innovative culture. He formulated a question, which in Mandarin is known by the phrase “Li Yuese nanti”. Name the sinologist and the question formulated by him?

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Jean _____ was a French diplomat and scholar, in 1560 he introduced a plant in the French court initially for medicinal purposes. This introduction gave rise to a culture associated with the plant and its eventual dissemination and popularization throughout Europe. Name the plant and tell in what way the French diplomat’s name was immortalized later by Carl Linnaeus?

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The word X meaning ‘a walled area’ or ‘enclosure’ in Old Iranian was mentioned in the work Anabasis by the Greek soldier and writer Xenophon in which it is described as a ‘park for animals’. However, its meaning has evolved into many languages including English to describe a certain, special place. Id X.

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Frothy white on the top, dark black/brown on the bottom.  How are these monkeys related to a drink originating from Italy around the 17th century?


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During the days of East India Company, the then Governor General Edward Law (Ellenborough), appointed Sir Charles Napier to fulfill a very specific, after sometime when Charles Napier was successful in his assignment he sent out a post to the Governor General to inform him of the success.  Charles Napier wrote in that post a single word “Peccavi” which was enough for the Governor General to understand that the work was done. What could have been the message there?

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