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[3 Oct 2010 | Comments Off on To Walk a Thousand li and Present a Feather as a Gift: Giving from the Heart | 1,854 views]
To Walk a Thousand li and Present a Feather as a Gift: Giving from the Heart

In Chinese culture, “nobody dislikes too many gifts”. Gift-giving is one of the best channels to maintain good relationships. This principle applies to personal as well as business relationships.

Gifts could also be non-material. A Chinese proverb says, “To walk a thousand li and present a swan feather; the gift is light but the friendship is solid”. It means the value of a gift lies in the giver’s good will and mind, rather than the value of the gift itself.

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[29 Sep 2010 | Comments Off on Changyang Tianzun Statue: Taoism Flourished in Tang Dynasty | 1,116 views]
Changyang Tianzun Statue: Taoism Flourished in Tang Dynasty

In Tang Dynasty, the royal family worshiped Taoism. Laozi was crowned as the ancestor of royal family and a major god. Taoist temples were built across the country. Therefore, Taoist statue gained great development during the time. At that time, Taoist statue had gradually formed its own unique style.

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[14 Sep 2009 | 2 Comments | 3,347 views]
Daming Palace the Movie: Glory of Great Tang Dynasty

On 9-9-2009, Chinese documentary Da Ming Palace premiered in the UN headquarters in New York, transporting audiences to the flourishing Tang Dynasty more than a thousand years ago.

Tang Dynasty is one of the most (probably THE most) prosperous and influential dynasty and enjoys a “significant and unique status” in Chinese history. “China at that time was a remarkably open society with unprecedented frequent and extensive exchanges and interactions with the rest of the world,” Ambassador Liu Zhenmin said.