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Jinan – City of Springs

JINAN, capital city of Shandong Province, boasts a history of more than 2,600 years. The main site of Longshan Culture, one of the major cradles of Chinese civilization, was discovered to the east of Jinan.

14:29, 03-08, 2018
Cultural Heritage on People’s Feet

WITH a history of more than 3,000 years, cloth shoes had been the major footwear in China till the mid-20th century.

10:37, 03-08, 2018
The Mysterious Origin of Ge Ware

IN the early days of the last century, a once tranquil small village in Longquan City, Zhejiang Province was suddenly filled with hundreds of people desperately excavating for porcelain wares every day, as the place is said to be the location of a Ge kiln

10:29, 03-08, 2018
Key Chinese Concepts

The term, literally meaning the state and the body, has three meanings. First, it refers to the important ministers who help the sovereign ruler govern

10:24, 03-08, 2018
Doctor of Ancient Books

DU Weisheng, who is in charge of the National Library of China’s Ancient Books Restoration Group, is 65 years old, but still vigorous. With 40 years of experience, Du feels a bit like a doctor of ancient works, and his job is to treat their illnesses.

10:17, 03-08, 2018
Greeting a New Year with Banging Firecrackers

THE Spring Festival (China’s lunar New Year) is the country’s most important traditional festival.

15:53, 02-24, 2018
Ru Ware, an Ethereal Shade of Blue

A world record for Chinese ceramics was set when a Ru brush washer from the Northern Song Dynasty (960-1127) sold for HK $294 million (US $37.7 million) at Sotheby’s in Hong Kong on October 3, 2017.

15:36, 02-24, 2018
Communicate with Music

AT the main hall on the eighth floor of the Youth Science, Technology, and Culture Exchange Center of China Soong Ching Ling Foundation, musicians and scholars from around the world, enthusiastic children

15:29, 02-24, 2018
Key Chinese Concepts

She (社) is the God of the Earth, and ji (稷 millet), represents the God of Five Grains.

15:16, 02-24, 2018
Hotpot Warms up Chilly Winter

Hotpot is a good choice for long-lasting chilly days.

15:43, 02-06, 2018
Longquan Swords

COMPARED to sabers, rapiers or cutlasses that are more commonly seen in the West, Chinese swords are distinct in their look, and more importantly, rich connotation of culture.

10:54, 02-06, 2018
Towards an Academy-Oriented Confucius Institute

IN a time where Chinese language training is booming and Confucius Institutes are burgeoning, the Confucius Institute at the Geneva University (UNIGE) is taking an original path: building up an academic competence center for academic exchange.

10:44, 02-06, 2018
The Dazzling Jun Porcelain

Jun porcelain has been fervently sought by Chinese collectors generation after generation.

10:27, 02-06, 2018
Baseball Becoming Popular in China

The interest in the typically Western sport has been on the rise for years.

10:23, 02-06, 2018
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