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[11 Mar 2010 | Comments Off on Crystal Cup: Unraveling the Mystery of the Age of Hangzhou City | 1,660 views]
Crystal Cup: Unraveling the Mystery of the Age of Hangzhou City

The exact age of Hangzhou City is still unknown. People always say Hangzhou City has a long history of about 2000+ years. However, 2200 years ago, east to West Lake, where Hangzhou City is located now, is still under water. So the ancient Hangzhou city should be originated in the hills to the west and south of West Lake.

With the discovery of this crystal cup, which is a precious vessel that symbolizes the owner’s unusually high social status, historians hypothesis that …

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[8 Mar 2010 | Comments Off on Yangliuqing New Year Pictures: The Ultimate Gallery | 2,375 views]
Yangliuqing New Year Pictures: The Ultimate Gallery

Although New Year pictures are produced everywhere throughout China, there are four most famous schools. They have different features, advantages, and leading positions. Taohuawu and Yangliuqing paintings represent art appreciation of people in the cities; Wuqiang new year pictures arise from rural areas as pure peasant art, and has a strong rustic country flavor.

Here I collected a few sets of Yangliuqing new year pictures. Hope you will like them. If you want know more about new year pictures from Yangliuqing, you may read this great article provided by chinaculture.org

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[5 Mar 2010 | Comments Off on Complete List of Chinese Music Classics of 20th Century w. Video Links | 2,253 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 | 1,396 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.

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[28 Feb 2010 | Comments Off on ChinaOnTV.com: a Sketchy but Content-Rich Video Guide to China | 1,177 views]
ChinaOnTV.com: a Sketchy but Content-Rich Video Guide to China

Recently, this blog is getting lots of referring traffic from a website called ChinaOnTV.com. First, I appreciate its referrals. I couldn’t find out which page it referred me. Then I realize it is also a member of China Blog Network. So I got random referrals when people click the CBN widget on its Partner page.

After browsing the website, I think I should review briefly and introduce it to you.