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[28 Jun 2010 | Comments Off on Zhu Ran Lacquer Clogs: Friendly Exchanges between China and Japan | 672 views]
Zhu Ran Lacquer Clogs: Friendly Exchanges between China and Japan

Before Zhu Ran lacquer clogs were unearthed, the earliest lacquer clogs were generally believed to be invented by Japanese. The discovery of Zhu Ran lacquer clogs suggests that lacquer clogs might be invented in China, spread east to Japan through Tang culture, and gradually adapted by Japanese.

This also indicates that as early as Three Kingdoms Period, there were already close economical and cultural exchanges between China and Japan.

Music »

[27 Jun 2010 | Comments Off on Wedding Oath – A Lusheng Love Song | 853 views]
Wedding Oath – A Lusheng Love Song

In the early years after establishment of New China (1949), many movies were produced based on stories of certain minority ethnic groups. Although these movies had different themes, depicted different figures, presented different times, they all spontaneously showed the simplicity of the folk customs, beautiful minds, and unique ethnic tradition of singing and dancing of these minorities to broader Chinese audience.

Carnival »

[22 Jun 2010 | Comments Off on China Carnival #15: Chinglish, High School, Mandarin | 1,968 views]
China Carnival #15: Chinglish, High School, Mandarin

Welcome to the June 22, 2010 edition of china carnival. We have three posts today. Zhu shows us her collection of entertaining Chinglish signs; Isabella have two posts, one of which talks about a general high school life in China (which does not necessarily apply to all places in China), the other shows us 100 uesful tools to learn Chinese language.

Fable, Philosophy »

[19 Jun 2010 | Comments Off on Blind Men and An Elephant | 2,560 views]
Blind Men and An Elephant

This famous story is not actually an “original” Chinese story. It was recorded in a Buddhism canon, so it is probably from India.

You might have heard various versions of this famous story. Here I am going to present the original version from the Buddhism canon. After that, I will add my little contribution to this classic fable story. Hope you will like it.

Scenic Splendor of China »

[17 Jun 2010 | Comments Off on Top 10 Forests in China w. Google Earth links (I) | 1,104 views]
Top 10 Forests in China w. Google Earth links (I)

Grown up in a tree farm in Central China, the second hometown of beautiful prehistorical Dawn Redwood, I love trees. I feel lucky my first stop is “The Forest City” when I came to the United States. I go to the National Park and Forests every spring and fall to enjoy the great serenity and scene provided by these silent species.