Map of medieval Chang'an (China) in the medieval era (the peak of the Tang Dynasty, around 750 AD):

Chang'an was by far the largest city in the world at the time, boasting between 1 and 2 million residents. This was probably twice as large as any other city in the world at the time. This map also illustrates some of the religious diversity in China at the time, as the Tang were quite open to the rest of the world relative to other Chinese dynasties.

It is striking that, even though a city of this size was a massive anomaly in the medieval world, we are projected to have 546 1 million-plus cities by 2025… up from 75 in 1950 (! 

Auto Shanghai 2015 concept cars

Audi Prologue allroad



BYD Song SUV Prototype

BYD Yuan SUV Prototype

Chang’an Raeton CC

Chery Alpha 5

Chevrolet FNR

Citroën Aircross

FAW Besturn A-Class

Fiat Ottimo Cross

Fiat Ottimo Mefisto

GAC Trumpchi GA8

Geely Emgrand

Haval B

Haval R

Honda D

JMC Yuhu

JMC Yusheng S330

Leahead i1

Lifan X40

Lifan X70

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Peugeot 308 R HYbrid

Peugeot Quartz

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Zinoro Next

Zotye T600 S

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