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[30 Jun 2009 | Comments Off on Paper Cut: Art Happens When Paper Meets Scissors | 7,026 views]
Paper Cut: Art Happens When Paper Meets Scissors

Easiest and most popular folk art
Since paper was invented by Cai Lun in Han Dynasty, no wonder paper cutting was also originated in China around 2000 years ago. The oldest surviving paper cut out is a symmetrical circle from the 6th century found in Xinjiang, China.
Paper cutting is probably the most popular Chinese folk art because of its simple material, low cost, immediate production, broad adaptation, variety of design and vivid presentation. One can very easily get access to a piece of paper and try one’s own creativity with …

Music »

[24 Jun 2009 | 2 Comments | 12,710 views]
Colorful Clouds Chasing the Moon: What A Beautiful Night Sky

Colorful Clouds Chasing the Moon
In 1932, Ren Guang, a great Chinese musician, was the director of programme department of  record company EMI (Shanghai). At that time, together with another famous Chinese musician Nie Er, he wrote a number of Chinese orchestral music for an album by EMI Chinese orchestra. “Colorful clouds chasing the moon” is one of them, composed in 1935.

Carnival »

[22 Jun 2009 | One Comment | 1,076 views]

Welcome to the Third Edition of China Story Carnival. Thanks to the participants! Please enjoy the following articles~
Zhu presents The Lord Of The Visas posted at Correr Es Mi Destino, saying, “I went out twice for a smoke, drank about two liters of water and read all the notes taped on the wall. One of my eyes is wandering. Lack of sleep. Got to get up early if you want to make it to the Chinese embassy.”
In this post, our active participant Zhu shared her experience of getting a visa …

Residential House »

[19 Jun 2009 | Comments Off on Stone Sheet House: the Silver Buyei Town in the Mountains | 6,812 views]
Stone Sheet House: the Silver Buyei Town in the Mountains

Buyei is the second largest (Miao is the 1st) major minority ethnic group in Guizhou province, They have a wide distribution in Guizhou province as well as some area of Yunnan and Guangxi. They are mostly concentrated at southern Guizhou. In this area, you can enjoy a very original taste of Buyei experience.

If we consider the Qiang village a defensive castle, the Buyei village is relatively less aggregated. In the mountains of southern Guizhou, it produces very good Shale stone material, a type of sedimentary rock. Buyei people take advantage of this and build stone sheet houses with a very unique style.

Scenic Splendor of China »

[14 Jun 2009 | Comments Off on Top 6 Glaciers in China with Google Earth Links | 2,930 views]
Top 6 Glaciers in China with Google Earth Links

@Flickr: 1. Steynard | 3. yanyin | 4. reurinkjan | 6. contrast
A glacier is a large mass of ice moving slowly over some land surface or down a valley, formed over long periods from the accumulation of snow in areas where the amount of snow that falls exceeds the amount that melts. — wikipedia
No matter you believe “global warming” or not, you cannot just ignore the fact that all the permanent ice on earth are receding at a historically high speed, in Arctic, Antarctic, as well as the …