Editor says, We were intrigued by the idea of Qin Shi Huang creating such a long-term civizalition, so we created a scenario where the elixir of life enabled him to extend the longevity of the Q'in dynasty as well. We also like the idea of a Chinese millenia, rather than a Chinese century and the timing is of course appropriate with the Beijing Olympics. Editorial comments are entered in [light green] typeface.
Editor says, Xu Fu never returned from the second mission, and it was suspected that he remained in Japan. Editorial comments are entered in [light green] typeface.