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[21 Mar 2009 | Comments Off on Kite: When Human First Thought about Flying | 2,420 views]
Kite: When Human First Thought about Flying

The earliest flying craft were the Chinese kite and rocket
– National Air and Space Museum, Washington, DC
Thanks to the Americans for giving us the credit. The real origin of kite is hard to investigate now. Most historians believe that it was invented in China.
The first kite was built with wood by philosopher and engineer Mozi (478 – 392 B.C.). He spent three years to build it, but only flied for a day before broken. Later people used bamboo or animal skin to make kites. In Han Dynasty, Cai Lun invented …

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[6 Mar 2009 | 2 Comments | 2,932 views]
Huishan Clay Figurine – Painted Sculptures

With a 5000 years long history and a 9,600,000 square km territory, no wonder China has magnificent culture diversity.  Thousands of different types of folk art have thrived and enlightened the country for centuries. Starting today, ChinaBlog.cc will present a series of posts about the colorful folk arts around China.
Huishan Clay Figurine – Painted Sculpture
Huishan Clay Figurine made in Wuxi is one of the best-known folk arts in China. And it is also one of the four representative schools of clay figurines in China. It has a history of more …

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[21 Feb 2009 | Comments Off on A Papercut Artwork by Chinese President Hu | 598 views]
A Papercut Artwork by Chinese President Hu

President’s Artwork
Can you imagine President Bush singing a Texas folk song or President Sarcozy carving a sculpture of Venus? mmm, it must be interesting to see that happen. Here, as the photo above shown, it is a traditional Chinese papercut artwork cut by Chinese President Hu Jintao in 2007. During the Chinese New Year time of 2007, he visited a village in Gansu Province and made this papercut to share the happiness of New Year with the host family.