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[10 Jun 2009 | Comments Off on Dragon and Lion Dance: Art, Culture, Entertainment, Sports, and more | 13,710 views]
Dragon and Lion Dance: Art, Culture, Entertainment, Sports, and more

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Dragon/Lion Dance: a Symbol of Chinese culture
China is the birthplace of dragon dance and lion dance. Since their inception around 2000 years ago, dragon/lion dance, has been loved by people of many ethnic groups. It is an extremely brilliant performance art and the symbol of Chinese culture among the Chinese communities worldwide.
Dragon/Lion Dance: A Rich Culture Within
Dragon/lion dance was originally a spontaneous, entertaining, arbitrary traditional cultural and sports activity. After more than two thousand years of development, its form and style …

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[5 Jun 2009 | One Comment | 1,014 views]
Morning of Miao Hills: The Romanian Skylark Flies in China

Those beautiful paintings in this vid is batik art (wax-resist dyeing by southwestern minority Ethnics: Miao, Buyi, Yao, etc.)
Ciocarlia – The Sky Lark from Romania
The Skylark (Ciocarlia) is a famous Romanian folk tune. It’s very well known around the globe as well as in China. Its fast delightful rhythm describes a scene that skylark flies high and free in the sky. It’s one of the best music about birds, and perhaps the most famous around the world。 You’re view it on youtube here.

In 1950s, Romanian musicians were invited to the …

Residential House »

[31 May 2009 | Comments Off on Qiang Village: Mysterious Oriental Castle that Survived 2008 Earthquake | 4,688 views]
Qiang Village: Mysterious Oriental Castle that Survived 2008 Earthquake

One of the major differences between Chinese architecture and western architecture is the usage of material. Chinese buildings mainly use wood while westerners use stones because of availability of these construction materials. For this reason, Europe has lots of ancient castles preserved through centuries while most Chinese buildings cannot survive the turmoil of hard times.

However, it does not mean that we don’t have good stone buildings in China.

Scenic Splendor of China »

[28 May 2009 | 3 Comments | 7,105 views]
Top 6 Waterfalls in China with Google Earth Links

[Sources] 1. 2. by Vincent0923 3. by Kevin.Fai 4. by AhRay 5. by RaMonCy 6. by johnskiller
A waterfall is usually a body of water resulting from water, often in the form of a stream, flowing over an erosion-resistant rock formation that forms a nickpoint, or sudden break in elevation. — wikipedia
Waterfalls in China
Recently I read this list of “The 100 Best Waterfalls in the World” from World Waterfall Database. I was disappointed that none of 100 listed waterfalls is from China. Indeed, China does not have waterfalls that are …

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[22 May 2009 | 2 Comments | 3,731 views]
Li Gui: A Bronze Vessel that Recorded History

Name: Li Gui Bronze Vessel | 中文名: 利簋
Dated to: 1046 B.C. | Culture: Early Zhou Dynasty
Unearthed: 1976 @ Lintong, Shaanxi | Current location: National Museum of China
Dimension: Height 28cm x Diameter 22cm | Weight: 7.95kg