Fable, Philosophy »

[19 Jun 2010 | Comments Off on Blind Men and An Elephant | 3,504 views]
Blind Men and An Elephant

This famous story is not actually an “original” Chinese story. It was recorded in a Buddhism canon, so it is probably from India.

You might have heard various versions of this famous story. Here I am going to present the original version from the Buddhism canon. After that, I will add my little contribution to this classic fable story. Hope you will like it.

Scenic Splendor of China »

[17 Jun 2010 | Comments Off on Top 10 Forests in China w. Google Earth links (I) | 1,783 views]
Top 10 Forests in China w. Google Earth links (I)

Grown up in a tree farm in Central China, the second hometown of beautiful prehistorical Dawn Redwood, I love trees. I feel lucky my first stop is “The Forest City” when I came to the United States. I go to the National Park and Forests every spring and fall to enjoy the great serenity and scene provided by these silent species.

Museum »

[12 Jun 2010 | Comments Off on Big Zhuke Ding Tripod of Chu: Mightiest since Zhou Dynasty | 1,187 views]
Big Zhuke Ding Tripod of Chu: Mightiest since Zhou Dynasty

This is a bronzeware cooking vessel made by State of Chu, in Warring States Period. It was unearthed at Tomb of King of Chu in Zhujiaji, Shou, Anhui Province.

Shou, aka Shouchun in ancient times, served as the last capital city of State of Chu for 19 years. There are rich relics buried in this region. This tripod is one of the most precious ones. Zhuke Ding is the top second national treasure bronze ding unearthed in China so far. Its size and weight are only after Simuwu Tetrapod.

Music »

[8 Jun 2010 | Comments Off on Why Are the Flowers So Red? | 3,981 views]
Why Are the Flowers So Red?

“Why Are the Flowers So Red” was originally an interlude in a popular 1960s spy movie “Visitors on the Icy Mountain”. It was based on an old Tajik dance music. In order to allow the music to reveal a sense of time and space, Composer Lei Zhenbang appropriately slowed down the speed of the original music in the process of adaptation. The music after adaptation has a kind of feeling of distant and vast space.

Chengyu, Satire »

[31 May 2010 | Comments Off on Lord Ye’s Love of Dragons: Professed Love of What One Really Fears | 1,827 views]
Lord Ye’s Love of Dragons: Professed Love of What One Really Fears

I have a college friend who is a big sports fan. “I Love Sports”, as he always introduces himself.

However, he only loves “watching” sports. When we try to ask him to join us playing basketball or soccer, he never does. He’d prefer to stay in the dorm to check the most recent news. I am sure you might know some people like him, too.