Chengyu »

[30 Jul 2010 | Comments Off on Plugging One’s Ears While Stealing a Bell | 1,262 views]
Plugging One’s Ears While Stealing a Bell

It’s bad when one deceives others; it’s stupid that one only fooled oneself when he tried to fool others. Lots of occasions in our everyday life, some people try to deceive others or disguise something by telling themselves the thing does not exist. And of cause, it could only fool themselves.

Two thousand years, Lü Buwei told a vivid story about one fooling himself.

Scenic Splendor of China »

[25 Jul 2010 | Comments Off on Top 10 Islands in China w. Google Earth links (I) | 5,379 views]
Top 10 Islands in China w. Google Earth links (I)

China has 6536 islands that are over 500 square meters in area, contributing to a total land territory of over 72,800 square kilometers and a total island coastline of 14,217.8 km. 450 of these islands are inhabited. Most China’s islands are small islands, uninhabited, and lack of fresh water.

Today I am going to show you the Top 10 Most Beautiful Islands in China. You can view all first half of Top 10 Islands in China in Google Earth here.

Museum »

[21 Jul 2010 | Comments Off on Lacquer Plate from Zhu Ran Tomb: A Painting of Noble Life | 778 views]
Lacquer Plate from Zhu Ran Tomb: A Painting of Noble Life

Weeks ago in the previous post of this “Forbidden Treasure” series, I introduced a pair of lacquer clogs from Zhu Ran Tomb of Three Kingdom Period. Today, I am going to show you another “Forbidden Treasure” from the same tomb: A lacquer plate with a painting of noble life.

Tomb of Zhu Ran was discovered in Jun, 1984. It has been hidden underground for more than 1,700 years. Although this tomb has been raided before, there are still 140+ pieces of burial objects left, most of which are lacquered wood objects.

Carnival »

[19 Jul 2010 | Comments Off on China Carnival #16: Qigong, Martial Arts, Go China | 1,367 views]
China Carnival #16: Qigong, Martial Arts, Go China

Welcome to the July 19, 2010 edition of china carnival. We have three posts today. Chris teaches us the “Secrets of Meditation and Emotional Balance”; InternalMartialArts promotes his “internal martial arts practice”; and Kai Proctor shares her/his decision to leave US and teach English in China (welcome to China, Kai!)

Music »

[18 Jul 2010 | Comments Off on The Folk Song is Just Like Spring River: Legend of Liu San-Jie | 2,897 views]
The Folk Song is Just Like Spring River: Legend of Liu San-Jie

This folk song was a theme song in a popular movie “Liu San-Jie” in the 1960s.

According to legend, in Tang Dynasty there was a peasant girl in south China named “Liu San Jie” who loved to sing folk songs. Young guys within a radius of hundred miles came here singing in antiphonal style to ask for her love, but she fell in love with Li Xiaoniu of her village.