Traditional Chinese Scholar Culture

The Founder of China’s Scholarly Culture Confucius lived in the era when Lao Tzu described how the universe works and Shakyamuni explained how to manager your universe. As China’s most respected teacher, in a pre-internet age 2,500 years ago, Confucius gained over 3,000 followers China wide. Ancient Chinese State-Run University This life-scale replica of the scene resembles a typical lecture […]

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The Classic of Mountains and Oceans – Chinese Mythology

Celestial Dog and Sun Eclipse – In Chinese mythology, solar eclipse is caused by a vicious and hungry celestial dog who swallows the sun. Below is a description about celestial dog and its eating habit in The Classic of Mountains and Oceans (山海经), an encyclopedia of ancient Chinese mythology about natural landscape compiled during Warring States Era 2,500 years ago: […]

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Classic Chinese Statues

Stone Relief Chinese music band 1,000 years ago – Stone relief unearthed in 1994 from a late Tang Dynasty tomb in Quyang County, Hebei Province. The musical instruments featured in the wall sculpture include harp, zither, pipa, clapper, block drum, various reed pipes and flutes. Clay Statues A clay tomb guardian unearthed from Ankang, Shaanxi Province, the product of Southern Dynasty […]

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China’s Unique Jade Culture

A 400-Year-Old Jade Cup A exquisitely carved jade cup was produced in the late Ming Dynasty. An 800-Year-Old Banana Leaf-Shaped Plate The highly transparent jade plate measuring 18.7cm long with gilt edge is made out of a single piece of crystal quartz and was unearthed in 2008 from an underground storage at a North Sound Buddhist temple in Nanjing. COMMENTS […]

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A Nine Storey Pagoda in a Taoist Temple

Shibaozhi Pagoda (石宝寨塔), the centrepiece architecture in Daoist Temple Precious Stone Fortress (石宝寨) built against a 200m high rocky hill facing the Yangtze River in Chongqing, is one of the largest wooden pagodas in China. Legend has it that the rocky hill was a stone among those collected by Goddess Nuva to repair the sky damaged by rebell Gonggong. After […]

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