Articles Archive for May 2009
Residential House »
One of the major differences between Chinese architecture and western architecture is the usage of material. Chinese buildings mainly use wood while westerners use stones because of availability of these construction materials. For this reason, Europe has lots of ancient castles preserved through centuries while most Chinese buildings cannot survive the turmoil of hard times.
However, it does not mean that we don’t have good stone buildings in China.
Scenic Splendor of China »
[Sources] 1. waywaycn.com 2. by Vincent0923 3. by Kevin.Fai 4. by AhRay 5. by RaMonCy 6. by johnskiller
A waterfall is usually a body of water resulting from water, often in the form of a stream, flowing over an erosion-resistant rock formation that forms a nickpoint, or sudden break in elevation. — wikipedia
Waterfalls in China
Recently I read this list of “The 100 Best Waterfalls in the World” from World Waterfall Database. I was disappointed that none of 100 listed waterfalls is from China. Indeed, China does not have waterfalls that are …
Sorry for the delay. Again, it’s China Story Carnival time! ho-ho-ho
This time we have more participants. Thanks everyone! And please enjoy these articles.
Our active commentator Zhu presents A Chinese Massage Story at Correr Es Mi Destino.
Relax and Enjoy! Let’s start with a massage experience from Zhu.
I haven’t had a massage since I came back to Ottawa. I’m not sure I’d enjoy the “western-style” massage now… and I have to pay about $70, while in Beijing my two massages averaged $15. I may have to go to Chinatown… Like an SM …
China’s shadow puppetry is the “forerunner of film.” — French film historian Georges Sadoul, General History of the Cinema (Histoire générale du cinéma)
History: more than 2000 years old
Originated in China more than 2000 years ago in Qin Dynasty, shadow puppetry is known to be the oldest motion picture storytelling.
Once upon a time in Han dynasty, Emperor Wu was very unhappy when his mostly loved princess consort passed away. One of the most talented shadow puppetry performer went to the royal palace and played a dedicate shadow puppetry for him.