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Scenic Splendor of China »

[30 Jul 2009 | Comments Off on Top 8 Coasts in China with Google Earth Links (I) | 1,743 views]
Top 8 Coasts in China with Google Earth Links (I)

China has nearly three million square kilometers of sea territory and coastline of 32,000 kilometers long, 18000 km of which is the mainland coastline and the rest is islands coastline. Its northern starting point is at the mouth of Yalu River estuary (boundary between China and North Korea) and its southern end is at the mouth of Beilun River estuary (boundary between China and Vietnam)

Here, I will introduce you 4 of top 8 most beautiful coastal sceneries in China with google earth links. Let’s embrace the sea!

Museum »

[27 Jul 2009 | 3 Comments | 12,347 views]
Phoenix Crown: Empresses’ Luxury Headdresses

Phoenix crown is a Chinese traditional headgear for women. It was worn by noblewomen in the Ming Dynasty on ceremonies or official occasions. It is also the traditional headgear for brides. It is adorned with gold dragons, phoenixes made with kingfisher feathers, beaded pheasants, pearls and gemstones.

Phoenix crown was first developed in Tang Dynasty, and has been worn ever since till the Ming Dynasty, with many changes made with time.

Art »

[23 Jul 2009 | 2 Comments | 13,494 views]
Chinese Opera – Top Five of Its Colorful Faces

Chinese opera is known as one of three ancient theatres in the world. The other two are ancient Greek tragicomedy, and Indian Sanskrit play. Chinese opera has a long history that dates back to as early as the third century. During thousands of years of development, it has now become a rich system of drama and musical theatre with more than 360 regional branches.

Today, I will introduce you the top 5 most popular regional branches of Chinese opera.

Carnival »

[20 Jul 2009 | One Comment | 1,077 views]
China Carnival #4: iPhone apps, singing bowl …

Welcome to the 4th edition of China Carnival. We have two nice posts today, enjoy~
Barbara Williams presents 100 Awesome iPhone Apps for Culture Snobs posted at Online College.org.
For many students, college inspires opportunities for becoming more cultured. From learning exotic languages to trying new foods to exploring literature and philosophy, college prepares you for a life of learning and enrichment. If you feel that you’re well on your way to becoming an epic culture snob who quotes Latin …

Music »

[16 Jul 2009 | 3 Comments | 6,246 views]
Fernleaf Hedge Bamboo in the Moonlight: the Tropical Romance

something special: Hulusi duet by two American girls
In the video above, the two girls playing hulusi duet are sisters from California, USA. Meilin and Sulin Gray’s mother is a Chinese. When Meilin was 13, she made a bold decision herself to come to China and learn Chinese and Chinese culture.

Grown up an active Californian girl, Meilin is gifted in performance art. She can sing both English and Chinese songs; she can play both western and Chinese instruments; she can sing both Peking opera and Shaoxing opera … Overall, she is …