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The bull and the political development of Neolithic China
The bull and the political development of Neolithic China

The bull and the political development of Neolithic China Since the history of the penetration of domestic cattle in China goes parallel to that of the political concentration that gave rise to the first cities and later to the first states, that slow penetration of...

THE LION-DANCE AS RELIGIOUS DANCE
THE LION-DANCE AS RELIGIOUS DANCE

THE LION-DANCE AS RELIGIOUS DANCE The lion-dancers first appeared in China under the Tang dynasty (a.d. 618-906), and made their debut at the court of the kings of Tibet about the same time. The lion-dancer represents a form of the Indian mime or burlesque juggler,...

Taosi. The first capital of China
Taosi. The first capital of China

Taosi. The first capital of China Taosi is one of the most important archaeological discoveries in China in the past decades. Located in the southern part of Shanxi province, is possibly the first urban center emerged in China. The excavation of the ancient city of...

Who is this Goddess of Heaven scattering flowers?
Who is this Goddess of Heaven scattering flowers?

Who is this Goddess of Heaven scattering flowers? When we arrive in a country with a culture as different as China, it is as if a fog blanket covers our eyes, allowing us only a blurred vision of everything around us. Then we recognize the characters in their writing...

Why do you must visit a Chinese park?
Why do you must visit a Chinese park?

Why do you must visit a Chinese park? Many experienced travelers to China include in their programs the visit a neighborhood market thinking that the essence of the culture of the people is concentrated there. And they have their point, but not only in the market you...

The most beautiful Buddhist sculpture in Beijing
The most beautiful Buddhist sculpture in Beijing

The most beautiful Buddhist sculpture in Beijing It is the "Stone sculpture of the Sakyamuni Buddha with two guardians", which is in the Capital Museum of Beijing. It is dated in the Northern Wei Dynasty, in the 23rd year of the Emperor Taihe (499 AD) This statue is...

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...

Chinese characters

Chinese character 疚 jiù – chronic disease
Chinese character 疚 jiù – chronic disease

Chinese character 疚 jiù – chronic disease 1. chronic disease. 2. remorse. HSK - STROKES - 8 RADICAL - 疒 Elements  ----  Illnes radical 疒 + long time 久. Phonetic series 久. It causes pain 疒 for long time 久.   内疚  nèijiù  – remorse (inner + remorse) 疚心 jiùxīn   – ashamed...

Ethnic groups

The Flowery Miao in Zhaotong
The Flowery Miao in Zhaotong

The Flowery Miao in Zhaotong As depicted by E. G. KEMP in The Face of China. New York. 1909. The prefectural town of Zhaotong was reached after passing through a dull plain, across which a piercing wind was blowing, which is characteristic of this district. It is an...

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The Silk Road: Ancient communication between Asia and Europe
The Silk Road: Ancient communication between Asia and Europe

The Silk Road: Ancient communication between Asia and Europe The Silk Road is the longest and oldest commercial network on our planet, the oldest, the one used for the longest time, and the one that has had the greatest importance for the formation of the world as we...

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