Articles in the Misc Category
Eight hundred years ago, expediter Marco Polo had to travel a LONG strenuous way from Europe to China in order to introduce the two civilizations to each other. Now, in the New Millennium, life is much easier than ever before.
With the help of internet and World-Wide-Web, we can instantly access information on the other side of this planet. Culture exchange is realtime. If you can not visit China, that’s fine. There are lots of good websites online devoted to intrducing China and Chinese culture to the rest of world. Here I list ten of them for you.
On 9-9-2009, Chinese documentary Da Ming Palace premiered in the UN headquarters in New York, transporting audiences to the flourishing Tang Dynasty more than a thousand years ago.
Tang Dynasty is one of the most (probably THE most) prosperous and influential dynasty and enjoys a “significant and unique status” in Chinese history. “China at that time was a remarkably open society with unprecedented frequent and extensive exchanges and interactions with the rest of the world,” Ambassador Liu Zhenmin said.
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Spanning over a vast territory of 9.6 million square kilometers, carrying 1.3 billion people of 56 ancient ethnic groups, China has weaved a series of colorful pictures of different Chinese residential houses: some live in bamboo lofts, some set home above water, some pack their houses on horseback, some enjoy the generous gift of Mother Nature in Yaodong caves…
Here I listed ten types of Chinese residential houses I’ve posted individually. You will get an extensive understanding about what types of houses Chinese people live in.
Flickr has a huge stock of “China” photos. Flickr has provided a very smart rating system for image quality and popularity; and its huge community also help “favor” and “group” out the best images.
There are probably thousands of “China” related Flickr groups. Here, I selected 10 of them as my favorite “China” groups. With the help of diligent members of these groups, we will see the “stunning” side of China.
Six month ago, on Jan 7th, ChinaBlog.cc came online. I’d like to make a review here and share some thought about my experience of authoring this blog.
1. Posts: I posted 61 posts and 9 pages in these six months as of 07/04/2009. They received 52 comments in total.
2. Visitors and pageviews: In June, Chinablog.cc had 986 visitors and 1686 pageviews. According to a technorati survey, I have median level visitors, but less than median level PVs.