People »

[16 Jul 2010 | Comments Off on Never Lie to Your Kids – Why Zengzi Slaughtered the Pig | 1,278 views]
Never Lie to Your Kids – Why Zengzi Slaughtered the Pig

“Confucius’s children did not know about swearing at others, and Zengzi’s children did not know about anger. This could only come about because the parents were good at teaching them.” Zengzi’s method of teaching his children has been admired throughout history.

Here is a well-known ancient story about Zeng Zi teaching children.

Scenic Splendor of China »

[14 Jul 2010 | Comments Off on Top 10 Forests in China w. Google Earth links (II) | 7,373 views]
Top 10 Forests in China w. Google Earth links (II)

There are many world famous karst landscapes in China such as Guilin, Shilin rock forest, Huangguoshu Waterfall, etc. However, most original forests in those areas has been devastated and they have become karst rock desert landscape. Only here, at Libo karst forest, original karst forest is generally well preserved, which breaks the fixed formula of karst landscape. It is not only a unique scenic resource, but also of great scientific value.

Museum »

[28 Jun 2010 | Comments Off on Zhu Ran Lacquer Clogs: Friendly Exchanges between China and Japan | 701 views]
Zhu Ran Lacquer Clogs: Friendly Exchanges between China and Japan

Before Zhu Ran lacquer clogs were unearthed, the earliest lacquer clogs were generally believed to be invented by Japanese. The discovery of Zhu Ran lacquer clogs suggests that lacquer clogs might be invented in China, spread east to Japan through Tang culture, and gradually adapted by Japanese.

This also indicates that as early as Three Kingdoms Period, there were already close economical and cultural exchanges between China and Japan.

Music »

[27 Jun 2010 | Comments Off on Wedding Oath – A Lusheng Love Song | 883 views]
Wedding Oath – A Lusheng Love Song

In the early years after establishment of New China (1949), many movies were produced based on stories of certain minority ethnic groups. Although these movies had different themes, depicted different figures, presented different times, they all spontaneously showed the simplicity of the folk customs, beautiful minds, and unique ethnic tradition of singing and dancing of these minorities to broader Chinese audience.

Carnival »

[22 Jun 2010 | Comments Off on China Carnival #15: Chinglish, High School, Mandarin | 1,993 views]
China Carnival #15: Chinglish, High School, Mandarin

Welcome to the June 22, 2010 edition of china carnival. We have three posts today. Zhu shows us her collection of entertaining Chinglish signs; Isabella have two posts, one of which talks about a general high school life in China (which does not necessarily apply to all places in China), the other shows us 100 uesful tools to learn Chinese language.