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[28 Aug 2010 | Comments Off on Climbing a Tree to Seek for Fish: A Fruitless Approach | 2,789 views]
Climbing a Tree to Seek for Fish: A Fruitless Approach

Cats are our friends. In China, we think cat is the teacher of other cats such as tiger. Why? Because cat can do what tiger cannot do: climbing a tree.

The other thing that always puzzles me about domestic cats is that they like eating fish. How could they have evolved to like eating fish while they cannot catch it? I know there are special specie called “fishing cat”, but I think most domestic cats don’t know how to catch fish. Maybe you readers can help me out.

Featured, Scenic Splendor of China »

[26 Aug 2010 | One Comment | 3,669 views]
Scenic Splendor of China: The Complete Gallery of 114 Most Beautiful Places

National Geographic is a worldwide famous magazine based in the USA. In China, there was a similar magazine. Its original name was “Geography Knowledge”. It was established in 1950 as a specialized magazine. But it was out of public awareness until October 2000, when it changed its name to “Chinese National Geography”.

Museum »

[22 Aug 2010 | Comments Off on Riders on Horseback: A Wall Painting in the Tomb of Lou Rui | 2,180 views]
Riders on Horseback: A Wall Painting in the Tomb of Lou Rui

The murals are divided into two parts:

On the walls of ramp, the lower section of walls of courtyard, corridor, and main chamber, the paintings illustrate Lou Rui’s military career and life scenes before his death;

On the upper walls of corridor, courtyard, chambers and gates, those paintings depict the illusory fantasy in which the tomb owner ascended to heaven and returned to the Western Pure Land after death.

Carnival »

[19 Aug 2010 | Comments Off on China Carnival #17: Great Wall, Acupuncture, Instruments… | 508 views]
China Carnival #17: Great Wall, Acupuncture, Instruments…

Welcome to the August 19, 2010 edition of china carnival. We have seven submissions this time. Actually Athena Goodlight submitted four posts but I could only take two for one carnival. Thank her and everyone for your enthusiastic participation. Enjoy the posts!

Music »

[17 Aug 2010 | Comments Off on Dance of the Yi People and its Classical Guitar Adaptation | 1,487 views]
Dance of the Yi People and its Classical Guitar Adaptation

This music is rich in national characteristics, and has a strong flavor of the times. It is deeply loved many musicians, was adapted into Guzheng, Sanxian, Yangqin, Ruan solo and orchestral music.

A famous Guitarist, Yin Biao, turned it into a classical guitar solo. In 1987, he played it at China International Guitar Festival held in Zhuhai. Artists from France, Japan, Spain, Austria and Argentina praised it and it soon became one of the most influential classical guitar music in the guitar world.