Home » Archive

Articles Archive for September 2010

Wildlife »

[30 Sep 2010 | Comments Off on Eight First-Class National Protected Plants in China – I/II | 827 views]
Eight First-Class National Protected Plants in China – I/II

My favorite tree. My home town is the “second hometown” to this beautiful species. Taxodiaceae large deciduous tree, endemic to China and the world famous relict plant, known as “living fossils”. Natural distribution at the border between Hubei, Sichuan, Hunan. In the Cherry Vale of Beijing Botanical Garden, there are a spectacular Metasequoia forest that you can rarely found in north China.

Museum »

[29 Sep 2010 | Comments Off on Changyang Tianzun Statue: Taoism Flourished in Tang Dynasty | 839 views]
Changyang Tianzun Statue: Taoism Flourished in Tang Dynasty

In Tang Dynasty, the royal family worshiped Taoism. Laozi was crowned as the ancestor of royal family and a major god. Taoist temples were built across the country. Therefore, Taoist statue gained great development during the time. At that time, Taoist statue had gradually formed its own unique style.

Music »

[26 Sep 2010 | Comments Off on Three Variations on Plum Blossom: Clear Flower Clear Music Clear Moral | 1,320 views]
Three Variations on Plum Blossom: Clear Flower Clear Music Clear Moral

Three Variations on Plum Blossom, the best classic Chinese music on plum blossom is known to be a flute music first played by Huan Yin of East Jin Dynasty. It was adapted into a Guqin version later.

There is a historical story behind the music about Great General Huan Yin played it for the arrogant noble artist Wang Hui-Zhi. It was noted in a couple of history records.

Carnival »

[20 Sep 2010 | Comments Off on China Carnival #18: Russian Doll, Dream, Instruments | 1,054 views]
China Carnival #18: Russian Doll, Dream, Instruments

Welcome to the September 20, 2010 edition of china carnival. We have four posts today. Kai talked about his/her China experiences; Gary wrote an interesting post about a Russian doll square in China. Athena have two more posts about Chinese instruments. Please enjoy~

Chengyu »

[18 Sep 2010 | Comments Off on It’s Never Too Late to Mend the Fence | 1,150 views]
It’s Never Too Late to Mend the Fence

Today let me begin the story with a popular music video (one of the most viewed on youtube with 89+ million views as of today). In the song, the lyrics say “It’s too late to apologize…”. However, I kind of agree with one of commentator said: it’s NEVER too late to apologize. In everyday life, in our social or romantic relationships, when mistakes and misunderstandings happen, we need to apologize to mend the damage.