Dream of the Red Chamber

Dream of the Red Chamber is one of the great classic Chinese novels, along with Three Kingdoms Warfare, Water Margin and Journey to the West. The setting of the story is based on the political, social and cultural environment of the Ming Dynasty (1368 – 1644), the final stage of the classic Chinese civilisation. Through the meticulous depiction of the […]

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Plant Warriors

This memorial temple is situated in Zhengding County, Hebei Province, the birthplace of Zho Yun as, a tribute to one of the most celebrated martial figures in Chinese history. Zho Yun lived in the 3rd century and was the most trusted general of Zhuge Liang, the Prime Minister of the Shu Kingdom during the Three Kingdoms’ Period. These two rows […]

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China’s Rock Carving Statues

The Tallest Rock Stature in China China’s tallest rock Buddha statue is located in Guizhou province in southern China. A close look at China’s tallest rock statue of Buddha. So far nobody knows who was the author and when the statue was created. COMMENTS FROM MINDS.COM Erichorrobin He meditated so well, unaware that a forest has started to consume him. […]

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A Peach Flower Fan

The Peony Pavilion (牡丹亭), Hall Of Longevity (长生殿), Thousands Of Martyrs (千忠戮) and A Peach Flower Fan (桃花扇) are the four most celebrated classic Chinese opera dramas since Ming Dynasty (1368 – 1644) until this day. Author Kong Shangren Kong Shangren (1648 – 1718), the author of A Peach Flower Fan, was a 64th-generation descendant of Confucius and an eyewitness to […]

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Chinese Written-Language Older than Oracle Scripts

Oracle Turtle Scripts This is Oracle Turtle Script, the early Chinese written language carved on a turtle shell during Shang Dynasty (1600 BC – 1046 BC) – an era ruled by merchants with a social system chiefly based on written business contacts. This script used to be considered as the earliest form of Chinese characters by archaeologists. But the evidence […]

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