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China Carnival #18: Russian Doll, Dream, Instruments

Sep 20, 2010
Chinese Russian Doll

Chinese Russian Doll | by {link:http://www.flickr.com/photos/ozyman/222032546/}Ozyman{/link}

Welcome to the September 20, 2010 edition of china carnival. We have four posts today. Kai talked about his/her China experiences; Gary wrote an interesting post about a Russian doll square in China. Athena have two more posts about Chinese instruments. Please enjoy~

Culture

Kai Proctor presents I Dream of China posted at Kai Proctor, saying, “Walking down the street in the early morning, there is a cool temperature, which is unusual for this time of year. Many people are outside, riding on their motorbikes and doing Tai Chi …”

Travel

Gary Mullen presents Russian Doll Square in China posted at Culture Blog, saying, “I’ve recently written an article on Manzhouli, China. I think it would be of interest to your blog visitors. ”

Music

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Erhu | by {link:http://www.flickr.com/photos/andreaschwartz/303036806/}Andrea Schwartz{/link}

Erhu

Athena Goodlight presents Traditional Chinese Bowed Stringed Instruments posted at factoidz, saying, “Melodious, lyrical, melancholic, and joyful– these are the different sounds that are produced by the traditional Chinese bowed stringed instruments. Here they are.”

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Guzheng | by {link:http://www.flickr.com/photos/bufangkelly/4663483856/}bufangkelly{/link}

Guzheng

Athena Goodlight presents The Plucked Traditional Chinese Musical Instruments posted at factoidz, saying, “Among the most ancient musical instruments of China are the plucked strings. Aside from becoming essential parts of the ensemble in the regional operas, these instruments have become favorites for solo performances, too. Today, they are still being used in the theater, studied in music schools and are continually evolving both in the physical form and the techniques by which they are being played.”

That concludes this edition. Submit your blog article to the next edition of china carnival using our carnival submission form. Past posts and future hosts can be found on our blog carnival index page.

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