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[31 Jul 2010 | Comments Off on Lei Zhenbang: Master of Chinese Folk Music and Film Soundtracks | 1,020 views]
Lei Zhenbang: Master of Chinese Folk Music and Film Soundtracks

In the previous four posts about Chinese music, I introduced four most popular representative works written by Composer Lei Zhenbang. Today in this post, I’d like to summarize these posts and tell you something about the composer Lei Zhenbang himself.

Lei Zhenbang’s Most Popular Works: …>>

Chengyu »

[30 Jul 2010 | Comments Off on Plugging One’s Ears While Stealing a Bell | 1,242 views]
Plugging One’s Ears While Stealing a Bell

It’s bad when one deceives others; it’s stupid that one only fooled oneself when he tried to fool others. Lots of occasions in our everyday life, some people try to deceive others or disguise something by telling themselves the thing does not exist. And of cause, it could only fool themselves.

Two thousand years, Lü Buwei told a vivid story about one fooling himself.

Scenic Splendor of China »

[25 Jul 2010 | Comments Off on Top 10 Islands in China w. Google Earth links (I) | 5,360 views]
Top 10 Islands in China w. Google Earth links (I)

China has 6536 islands that are over 500 square meters in area, contributing to a total land territory of over 72,800 square kilometers and a total island coastline of 14,217.8 km. 450 of these islands are inhabited. Most China’s islands are small islands, uninhabited, and lack of fresh water.

Today I am going to show you the Top 10 Most Beautiful Islands in China. You can view all first half of Top 10 Islands in China in Google Earth here.

Museum »

[21 Jul 2010 | Comments Off on Lacquer Plate from Zhu Ran Tomb: A Painting of Noble Life | 771 views]
Lacquer Plate from Zhu Ran Tomb: A Painting of Noble Life

Weeks ago in the previous post of this “Forbidden Treasure” series, I introduced a pair of lacquer clogs from Zhu Ran Tomb of Three Kingdom Period. Today, I am going to show you another “Forbidden Treasure” from the same tomb: A lacquer plate with a painting of noble life.

Tomb of Zhu Ran was discovered in Jun, 1984. It has been hidden underground for more than 1,700 years. Although this tomb has been raided before, there are still 140+ pieces of burial objects left, most of which are lacquered wood objects.

Carnival »

[19 Jul 2010 | Comments Off on China Carnival #16: Qigong, Martial Arts, Go China | 1,360 views]
China Carnival #16: Qigong, Martial Arts, Go China

Welcome to the July 19, 2010 edition of china carnival. We have three posts today. Chris teaches us the “Secrets of Meditation and Emotional Balance”; InternalMartialArts promotes his “internal martial arts practice”; and Kai Proctor shares her/his decision to leave US and teach English in China (welcome to China, Kai!)