Hemudu & Majiabang Cultures – Chinese Civilisation 7,000 Years Ago

Hemudu Culture The Hemudu culture flourished in China’s eastern seaboard around today’s Ningbo in the south of Hangzhou in a period between 5,000 BC and 3,000 BC. The archaeological site was discovered in 1973. The excavation of the ancient farming tool suggests China entered an agricultural age as early as during the so-called Neolithic Period. The discovery of a large […]

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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 Jade Rope   Emerald carving by ancient Chinese craftsman, a collection of Forbidden City Museum. COMMENTS FROM MINDS March 17, 2020 Eric It looks like a piece of rope dyed gree. But remarkable work with the praying mantis. All Things Chinese A fake transformation from stone (earth) or plant (wood). It might result in something imperishable but eternally lifeless. […]

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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 the 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 […]

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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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