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[5 Mar 2010 | Comments Off on Complete List of Chinese Music Classics of 20th Century w. Video Links | 1,525 views]
Complete List of Chinese Music Classics of 20th Century w. Video Links

I have finished a series of 6 posts about Chinese Music Classics of 20th Century. Now in this post, I removed review commentary and compiled all tables into a complete list.

This is a long list. Indeed, it’s somewhat controversial. But it is still a very good representative list of Chinese Music in the transitional and eventful 20th century. So I am sure you will get a comprehensive understanding of Chinese Music through this list.

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[3 Mar 2010 | Comments Off on Chinese Music Classics of 20th Century – VI/VI: Ballet, Orchestra | 1,009 views]
Chinese Music Classics of 20th Century – VI/VI: Ballet, Orchestra

Reviewing the above list, we can find it’s roughly objective and representative. Opening up the “classic” heart knot, this list is indeed helpful to establish an overall concept of Chinese music in 20th century.

As painstaking as these efforts are, we can take it as musicians’ “big show of the century”, or a “rewarding ceremony”. Now they are on stage, and we might give them some applauds.

Scenic Splendor of China »

[28 Jan 2010 | Comments Off on Top 5 Deserts in China w. Google Earth Links | 3,033 views]
Top 5 Deserts in China w. Google Earth Links

China is the third largest country in territory in the world after Russia and Canada. However, few people think of China as a desert nation, yet it is among the world’s largest. More than 27%, or 2.5 million square kilometers, of the country comprises useless sand (just 7% of Chinese land feeds about a quarter of the world’s population).

Ironically, here, I am not going to talk about environment conservation. I will show you five most “beautiful” deserts in China.

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[12 Jan 2010 | Comments Off on Chinese Music Classics of 20th Century – V/VI: Chamber, Concerto, National Orchestra | 1,678 views]
Chinese Music Classics of 20th Century – V/VI: Chamber, Concerto, National Orchestra

Once the list was published, the Central Conservatory of Music was commissioned to collect information for later text, sound publication. Then the first published plan was on the “People’s Daily” overseas edition. On June 5 1993 in Beijing, the official awarding ceremony was held at the Great Hall of the People. Representative works from Mainland China, Hongkong, Taiwan were performed at the opening ceremony.

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[2 Jan 2010 | Comments Off on Top 10 Canyons in China w. Google Earth Links (II) | 1,434 views]
Top 10 Canyons in China w. Google Earth Links (II)

Taroko Gorge, located in downstream of Liwu Creek, near the entrance of the Central Cross-Island Highway. Taroko Gorge in eastern Taiwan is one of the most famous scenic mountain resorts. Taroko means “great mountains” in native language. As Liwu Creek water erosion constantly cuts through the uplift crust, the marble rock is exposed, thus forming the steep Taroko Gorge landscapes. 20 km-long Taroko Gorge is the world’s largest marble canyon.