China’s New Development in Rice Farming

Chinese Engineers Have Built Driverless Rice Transplanters A driverless rice transplanter is at work in a paddy field in China. Rice transplanting from nursery to field is one of the most labour-intensive and physically demanding farmworks in China, which requires the workers to bend their body to reach the wetland during the entire process. The driverless auto-transplanters can surely free […]

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China’s New Bridges

Infrastructure is one of the foundations for the economic development of any nation, while roads and bridges are among the most important infrastructure. Below are some bridges constructed in recent decades in China. Beipanjiang Bridge, the world’s tallest bridge that links two mountainous provinces – Guizhou and Yunnan – in southern China. A bridge in Xianju, Zhejiang Province in east […]

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Ancient Chinese Bath Culture

Chinese Royal Bathrooms 2,300 Years Ago Chinese archaeologists have recently excavated 3 royal bathrooms dating back to the Warring States Period (475 BC – 221 BC) in outskirts of Xi’an, Shaanxi Province, where terracotta warriors were unearthed. The walls and floors of the bathrooms were decorated with ceramic tiles, and the wet areas were equipped with drainage holes and sewage […]

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Ancient Chinese Maps

The use of map features heavily in Chinese mythology and real historical events. The Legend of Chinese Maps The earliest tale about the map is related to legendary Great Yu, a hydraulic engineer and the found of Xia Dynasty. Allegedly, his success in the flood control projects more than 4,000 years ago owned to a detailed map carved on a […]

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A Chain Bridge

The building in the cliff edge is a library in the ancient Cloud Rock Temple (云岩寺) in Sichuan Province. There are a thousand paths to enlightenment, but only two ways to access the 1,000-year-old sutra library: one is via a long and winding mountain track that is time-consuming, and another is a shortcut through a bridge formed by just two […]

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Dragon Scale – An Ancient Chinese Bookbinding Technology

As the birthplace of paper and printing, ancient China developed the whole range of bookbinding techniques, from Policy Briefing (简策) during pre-paper age, Scroll (卷轴) with paper and silk, Sutra (经折), Butterfly (蝴蝶), Amalgamation (和合), Back-cover (包背), Wire-bound (线装) to Dragon Scale (龙鳞). Among all bookbinding styles, Dragon Scale is one of the most fascinating. The final product of the […]

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