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[13 May 2009 | One Comment | 897 views]
Aping a Beauty

“If Marilyn Monroe is the most famous blonde, who is the most famous brunette?”
This is an interesting question I found on Yahoo Answers. Most repliers agree that Audrey Hepburn is the most famous brunette. And I think so too.
Agree or not, Audrey Hepburn & Marilyn Monroe, they each represent two typical kinds of female beauty: classical grace and modern sexuality. They are probably the most famous celebrities around the world. No wonder that there are lots of mimics of both of the two. Here I list a few pictures in …

Residential House »

[9 May 2009 | 8 Comments | 10,293 views]
Siheyuan: the Chinese Housing Dream

Owning a house is now symbolized as an essential part of so-called “American Dream”. You might want to ask what the Chinese version of housing dream looks like? The answer is siheyuan (四合院,Si-he-yuan)

Siheyuan is a common style of Han Chinese housing, dated to Zhou Dynasty (1,100 – 256B.C.). It generally composes of enclosed square yard surrounded with houses on four or three sides.

Music »

[4 May 2009 | Comments Off on Dance of Yao Tribe – Shall We Dance? | 680 views]

Dance of Yao Tribe at Golden Hall, Vienna

Composed by Liu Tie-shan and Mao Yuan in the 1950s, this music is a representative of contemporary Chinese music. Sometimes it is also translated as “Dance of (the) Yao People”.

Scenic Splendor of China »

[28 Apr 2009 | 6 Comments | 8,318 views]
Top 6 Grasslands in China with Google Earth Links

[Sources] 1. nipic.com/sh001 | 2. Cheng Jie | 3. showcheer.com | 4. 仲夫 | 5. zhang hu | 6. qilian.mofcom.gov.cn
Grasslands (also called greenswards) are areas where the vegetation is dominated by grasses (Poaceae) and other herbaceous (non-woody) plants (forbs). — wikipedia
Grasslands in China
China is one of the richest countries in grassland resources. We rank No. 3 in the world after Australia and Russia. China has 320 million hectares of grassland, which is ranking No. 1 in various land resources of China. It’s about three times of current arable land …

Museum »

[22 Apr 2009 | 2 Comments | 802 views]
Simuwu Tetrapod: The King of Bronze Ware

Name: Simuwu Tetrapod | 中文名: 司母戊大方鼎
Dated to: 1,400 – 1,100 B.C. | Culture: late Shang Dynasty, Royal property
Unearthed: 1939@ Anyang, Henan | Current location: National Museum of China
Dimension: Height: 133cm; Mouth length: 110cm; Mouth width: 79cm | Weight: 832.84 kg
The King of Bronze Ware
Weighing almost a TON, Simuwu Tetrapod (or Simuwu Rectangle Ding) is the largest & heaviest bronze ware in the world. It was named after three characters engraved on it: 司母戊. It means “to commemorate my mother Wu”. King Wending of the Shang dynasty created this huge vessel …