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Mao Dun’s Spring Silkworms-A must read
Mao Dun’s Spring Silkworms-A must read

Mao Dun's Spring Silkworms-A must read In short: A set of stories of exacerbated realism by one of the finest pens of 20th century Chinese literature, which no one should miss in order to understand both the literature and the life and history of contemporary China....

Midnight by Mao Dun – a failed novel
Midnight by Mao Dun – a failed novel

Midnight by Mao Dun - a failed novel Before reading "Midnight", the masterpiece of Mao Dun, the most powerful Chinese writer in the twentieth century, reading the presentations of the Chinese edition, one wonders why such a great literary treasure is not better known...

Life of Milarepa, the hermit poet
Life of Milarepa, the hermit poet

Life of Milarepa, the hermit poet. MiIarepa is one of the most beloved religious leaders of Tibet. His story, full of unique facts, has been told again and again over the centuries, and if the publishers did not warn that this is the autobiography written by the holy...

The history of the Sani of the Stone Forest
The history of the Sani of the Stone Forest

    The history of the Sani of the Stone Forest As told by father Paul Vial in his book Les Lolos, Histoire, religion, mœurs, langue, écriture. The Lolos say they came from the region between Tibet and Burma, and at the very beginning of their history, they...

Violence and cannibalism in the Five Dynasties
Violence and cannibalism in the Five Dynasties

l l Violence and cannibalism in the Five Dynasties When one begins to know the history of China, one concentrates its readings on its brilliant moments, on those great dynasties that expanded the territory, recreated surprising cultural forms and became the greatest...

DRAMATIC ART IN CHINA AT THE END OF THE DYNASTIC REGIME
DRAMATIC ART IN CHINA AT THE END OF THE DYNASTIC REGIME

oyaaDuring a break in my studies, the afternoon of Christmas Eve I was looking through a cabinet in which I have some somewhat old books bought on various occasions at flea markets in Beijing and Shanghai. After running into Lewis Morgan's "Ancient Society" and taking...

The value of the Taotejing, the sacred book of the Taoists
The value of the Taotejing, the sacred book of the Taoists

In Peter Goullart The Monastery of the Jade Mountain. Unlike the Bible and the Koran. the Taoteking does not refer to the historical processes which led men, or rather a particular tribe among men, to the idea of One God. Neither does it describe in detail how this...

The path to Nirvana in the Kunming Dharani Pillar
The path to Nirvana in the Kunming Dharani Pillar

The path to Nirvana in the Kunming Dharani Pillar The main courtyard of the Kunming Municipal Museum houses one of the most original art-works from the time of the Dali Kingdom (937-1253  CE) in Yunnan. It is called the Dharani Pillar of the Dizang Temple. It is a...

Legends of the Mother Goddess: Intro
Legends of the Mother Goddess: Intro

From Leyendas de la Diosa Madre. Pedro Ceinos Arcones. Miraguano, 2007. Anyone who approaches the literature of the minorities of Southern China will discover numerous works where the leading role is played by a female goddess or deity. Whether dedicated to the...

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The magic of Chinese characters
The magic of Chinese characters

The magic of Chinese characters The written word, the Chinese characters, have had from their very origin, a magical meaning for the Chinese. There is no doubt that for them a character is not only a symbol of the concept it claims to represent but the object itself....

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Life of Milarepa, the hermit poet
Life of Milarepa, the hermit poet

Life of Milarepa, the hermit poet. MiIarepa is one of the most beloved religious leaders of Tibet. His story, full of unique facts, has been told again and again over the centuries, and if the publishers did not warn that this is the autobiography written by the holy...

Chinese culture

Diao Yinan-The Lake of the Wild Goose
Diao Yinan-The Lake of the Wild Goose

Diao Yinan-The Lake of the Wild Goose In short, a film to watch and enjoy. An original plot, very well handled, moves the protagonists through degraded urban environments, in which the mastery of the artistic team manages to endow a naive beauty. The action begins at...

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