Ancient Chinese Math

The Nine Chapters on the Mathematics Nine Chapters Math is the most important math book in Chinese history prior to the 20th century. Most researchers believe ancient mathematics in China and in the Mediterranean worked independently up to the time when the Nine Chapters Math reached its final form that was around the first century. “The method of chapter 7 […]

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A Song Dynasty Ashoka Tower

In the year of 1011 during the Northern Song, a brand new 9-storey Buddhist pagoda was complete in Nanjing, in today’s Jiangsu Province. Under the pagoda, there is a basement where this Ashoka Tower along with Shakyamuni Buddha’s bone fragments, a crystal bowl, and a number of priceless Buddhist treasures was stored after a public ceremony hosted by grand Buddhist […]

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Traditional Chinese Bridges

A royal wedding procession passes through an arched bridge in Bianliang, the capital city of the North Song Dynasty in today’s Kaifeng, Henan Province. Arched Bridges A single-arch bridge in an old waterfront neighbourhood in Suzhou, an ancient city near Shanghai. A three-arch bridge in the ancient city Jiaxing in Zhejiang Province. COMMENTS FROM MINDS Eric The Romans used the […]

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Traditional Chinese Swords

Chinese swords of Warring States Era, collection of Shanghai Museum 2,500-Year-Old Sword of Goujian Long before the First Emperor Qin drove his army from the west in Xi’an to reach the east coast area and united China in 221BC, there were two highly developed kingdoms in the seaboard region, one in Shaoxing (near Hangzhou) and another in Suzhou (near Shanghai). […]

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Bronze Men of Acupuncture

Acupuncture was first invented by Chinese thousands of years ago, and whoever studies acupuncture must have learned the legend about China’s “Bronze Men of Acupuncture” (针灸铜人). Bronze Men of the Song Dynasty – for Acupuncture Exam Bronze Men are statues made of bronze in life-size. They were created in the Song Dynasty and then kidnapped by Jin tribesmen invaded China […]

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Daxing International Airport – the Biggest Airport in the World

Beijing Capital Airport was opened in 1958 and by now it is the world’s second-busiest behind Atlanta in the US, thus the second Beijing airport has been built in Daxing to take the pressure off the overcrowded existing international terminal in southern Beijing. The new Daxing International Airport is situated 46km south of the city centre in the historically backward […]

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Ancient Water Town Qiandeng in Kunshan

Ancient water town Qiandeng (千灯) is located in Suzhou’s Kunshan, where Kunqu, the mother of all Chinese operas, was originated. The waterfront of most Chinese towns are traditionally allocated as public space. In Qiandeng, an eleborated pavilion is also erected in the form of a boat, which can be used for Kungqu opera performance. The main shopping street of Qiandeng […]

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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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