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[31 Mar 2010 | Comments Off on Bronze Jin with Cloud Designs: Proof of Ancient Alcohol Ban | 1,210 views]
Bronze Jin with Cloud Designs: Proof of Ancient Alcohol Ban

Jin, literally means “forbidden”. It was used from early West Zhou Dynasty to Warring States Period.

Why was it named “forbidden”? Because the Zhou People concluded from history that both Xia and Shang Dynasties were failed because of alcohol abuse. So in Zhou Dynasty, the King announced the first Alcohol Ban in Chinese history: Wine Rules.

Music »

[30 Mar 2010 | One Comment | 1,239 views]
What the Pipa Says: New Age Chinese Music

I am a big New Age music fan. My favorite musician is Yanni. Among Asian New Age musicians, Kitaro is one of the best. However, although New Age music is very popular in China, Chinese musicians have not achieved major success in this relatively new genre, yet, comparing to their famous foreign peers.

There are several promising young musicians who are trying to make some China voice in this field. Li Hai is one of them.

Carnival »

[22 Mar 2010 | One Comment | 329 views]
China Carnival #12: Wine, Train, Green Olympic

Welcome to the March 22, 2010 edition of china carnival. We have 6 posts today.

Jessie talks about wine culture in China. Becky explains China’s train system. Zhu recorded her Green Beijing Olympics experience. Andy and Hajar also share their travel tips with us. Nathan would like to show you how to speak some Mandarin Chinese.

People »

[18 Mar 2010 | Comments Off on The Pity of Zhong-Yong: A Wasted Child Prodigy | 1,732 views]
The Pity of Zhong-Yong: A Wasted Child Prodigy

Education is critical to a nation. Nobody would argue about this. Today, in such a technology driven world, a high school diploma is definitely not enough for a decent job.

1000 years ago, a great Chinese poet and politician Wang Anshi told a story about how important education is, even a child prodigy was no exception.

Scenic Splendor of China »

[15 Mar 2010 | Comments Off on Top 7 Danxia Landform in China w. Google Earth Links | 13,462 views]
Top 7 Danxia Landform in China w. Google Earth Links

Danxia landform is unique here because it’s a landform defined in China by Chinese scholars. Although there are some Danxia landform areas in western United States, central Europe and Australia, they are most widely distributed in China.

In 1928, Columbia University graduated Chinese mineralogist Jinglan Feng found this unique landform in Renhua County of northern Guangdong province.