Classic Chinese Porcelains

A 4,500-Year-Old Black Ceramic Wine Cup A 4,500-year-old ultra-thin “egg-shell” black ceramic wine cup, unearthed from Rizhao, Shandong province. Tang Dynasty (618-907) Porcelain The heyday of glazed ceramics was the Tang Dynasty between the 7the and the 10th centuries. The articles were usually coated with three colours, such as green, yellow and white, or blue, red and brown, etc., which […]

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Encyclopedia on Classic Chinese Technology

The Exploitation of the Works of Nature (天工开物) is an encyclopedia on ancient Chinese technology, compiled by Song Yingxing (宋应星), a Ming Dynasty scholar and engineer, published in May 1637, but destroyed by Manchus who originated in Tunguska and entered China’s northeast via Korean peninsula. After more than 200 years of Manchu reign, Chinese became rather ignorant of most ancient […]

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A Giant Quantum Leap

Chinese scientists have established a quantum entanglement between particles 1200 kilometres apart, smashing the previous world record of 143 kilometres. In early 2016, China announced a successful transmission of “entangled” photon pairs from space to the Earth, which proves that quantum entanglement exists at a large distance. The result is a stepping stone to ultrasecure communication networks and, eventually, a […]

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The World’s Longest Manmade River: Beijing-Hangzhou Grand Canal

Twilight in Wuxi, an ancient city by the Beijing-Hangzhou Grand Canal, the longest and the oldest surviving manmade river in the world. The Grand Canal was constructed during the Sui Dynasty (581 – 618) by connecting numerous ancient waterways between the South Song capital and the second Ming capital via Nanjing, Suzhou and Shanghai. Until the 20th century, about 70 per […]

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Ancient Chinese Terrace Pavilions

Yueyang Terrace Pavilion Looming on the shore of Lake Dongting in Hunan province, Yeyang Terrace (岳阳楼) is one of the three most celebrated ancient multistory pavilion architectures in the south of Yangtze River. In the pavilion, there is one of China’s most celebrated couplets composed by Fan Zhongyan (范仲淹), a great statesman, philosopher, writer, educator, military strategist and philanthropist: 先天下之忧而忧,后天下之乐而乐: Be the […]

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The World’s Oldest & Tallest Surviving Wooden Pagoda

Ying County Buddhist Pagoda, situated in Shanxi Province in northern China’s Yellow Plateau, is the oldest surviving timber-frame pagoda in the world. The pagoda was built in 1056 during the North Song Dynasty, measuring 67 metres tall and 30 metres in diameter, supported by a double-layered timber-frame structure, with 24 columns in the external supporting system and 8 columns forming […]

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Chinese City and Village in Eight Trigrams Formation

An Ancient Chinese Village Built in Eight Trigrams Military Formation This is Village of Eight Trigrams located in Lanxi, Zhejiang Province in China’s east coastal region. In the centre, there is a Taichi-shaped pond surrounded by village houses arranged in eight groups as an Inner Eight Trigrams. Around the village in a short distance, eight hills form an Outer Eight […]

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5G and Huawei

On February 25, 2019, Huawei unveiled its foldable 5G phone with the largest extended screen in the world, which can be folded into a slim 6.6-inch smartphone and when unfolded it becomes an 8-inch tablet. Huawei Is Ready for 5G Solution Chinese tech giant Huawei unveiled by the end of 2018 the world’s first “5G solution-ready” commercial 7nm (nanometre) chipset Kirin 980 […]

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A Willow Building in a Chinese Village

Bamboo and willow branch are commonly used to make furniture and, occasionally, simple building structures in China. Binzhou, in China’s east province Shandong, is well-known for its handmade willow products. And now a village in Binzhou is building an e-commerce trading centre, that looks like made of willow branches, to sell its willow products online. A Chinese village’s e-commerce centre […]

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