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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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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