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[28 Oct 2010 | Comments Off on Bianzhong of Marquis Yi of Zeng: Heaviest Instrument in the World | 3,130 views]
Bianzhong of Marquis Yi of Zeng: Heaviest Instrument in the World

The excavation of Bianzhong shocked the archaeologists around the world, because two thousand years ago, it is extremely rare in the history of world culture to have such a beautiful instrument, such a magnificent band. The successful casting of Bianzhong not only shows China’s great achievements in bronze casting technology, but also shows China’s level of development in ancient musical temperament. It is a crystallization of high wisdom of ancient Chinese people, and a pride of the Chinese nation.

Chengyu »

[24 Oct 2010 | Comments Off on His Spear Against His Shield | 880 views]
His Spear Against His Shield

However, 20 months ago, when Geithner was testifying at the same place as “candidate” for the US Secretary of Treasury, he said, “Obama has strong evidence showing China IS manipulating the currency exchange rate.”

Why are his states inconsistent? I guess it must have something to do with his position then and now. It reminds me a popular Chinese idiom about such self-contradictory. It comes with a 2000+ years old story, told by Legalist Han Feizi.

Carnival »

[21 Oct 2010 | Comments Off on China Carnival #19: Fengshui, Carbon Tax | 682 views]
China Carnival #19: Fengshui, Carbon Tax

Welcome to the October 21, 2010 edition of china carnival. We have two posts today. One listed 40 books from which we could learn about “Feng Shui”. The other talked about China’s carbon emission and related environmental economics.

Please enjoy~

Wildlife »

[12 Oct 2010 | Comments Off on Eight First-Class National Protected Plants in China – II/II | 948 views]
Eight First-Class National Protected Plants in China – II/II

Nyssaceae deciduous trees, also known as “water pear”. Their exotic flowers have two sheets of white bracts, just like the wings of a dove, so they are called “the dove trees”. Endemic to China, they are relict species of Tertiary ancient tropical flora. They are world famous ornamental trees, found only in Xingshan County, Hubei Province.

Museum »

[9 Oct 2010 | Comments Off on Great Jade Ge: the King of Dagger-axes | 1,681 views]
Great Jade Ge: the King of Dagger-axes

China had a large stone industry in Neolithic times. As early as 4500 BC, people on China’s east coast employed fine polished stone axes and knives. The working of jade was an extension of this. Jade was used for beautifully coloured and prestigious versions of everyday tools.