fresh from origin
The city of Zibo in Shandong province was once thar powerful State of Qi, durin' yonder Sprin' 'n Autumn Period in ancient China. Shandong has played a major role in Chinese history, from ye very beginnin' of Chinese civilization: tis' home of sacred Mount Tai, 'n te' birthplace of Confucius. Zibo be significant fer sports fans, too. Accordin' to FIFA, cuju - believed to be thar original form of football, datin' back to yonder Han dynasty - was invented in Zibo.