Traditional Chinese Scholar Culture

The Founder of China’s Scholarly Culture Confucius lived in the era when Lao Tzu described how the universe works and Shakyamuni explained how to manager your universe. As China’s most respected teacher, in a pre-internet age 2,500 years ago, Confucius gained over 3,000 followers China wide. Ancient Chinese State-Run University This life-scale replica of the scene resembles a typical lecture […]

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China’s Unique Jade Culture

A 400-Year-Old Jade Cup A exquisitely carved jade cup was produced in the late Ming Dynasty. An 800-Year-Old Banana Leaf-Shaped Plate The highly transparent jade plate measuring 18.7cm long with gilt edge is made out of a single piece of crystal quartz and was unearthed in 2008 from an underground storage at a North Sound Buddhist temple in Nanjing. COMMENTS […]

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A 400-Year-Old Bordertown in Desert

A Bordertown in Gansu In a remote desert region in China’s west in today’s Yongtai County, Gansu Province, there is a 400-year old Yongtai City. The city was structured to function as military fortress against the Mongols and Tartars who constantly crossed the border to loot the scattered Chinese settlements. The city walls, 12 metres high and 1.7 kilometres in total length, […]

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Water Margin Illustration by Ming Artist

Water Margin (水浒传), also known as Outlaws of the Marsh and All Men Are Brothers in English translation, is one of the greatest classic Chinese novels published during Ming Dynasty. The story was set in North Song dynasty in the 12th century, depicting 108 outlaws who gathered on a mountain area against some corrupted officials and unjust laws. Rongyu Hall […]

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Traditional Chinese Wedding

A traditional Chinese wedding process all started with the man’s family sending a matchmaker to the girl’s household for a marriage proposal. Once the verbal agreement from the girl’s parents was obtained, the man’s family would present betrothal gifts along with a formal written marriage proposal to the girl’s family. On the wedding day, the man went to the girl’s residence […]

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Liu Changchun, China’s First Olympian

This is not China’s 110 meter hurdler Liu Xiang (刘翔), an Olympic gold medalist and World Champion, but Liu Changchun (刘长春), China’s first Olympian, 74  years older than Xiu Xiang. China’s First Olympian Liu Changchun was born in 1909, two years before the Manchu Emperor was thrown out. However when he grew up, he once again lived under Manchu rule that was […]

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