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Jiayuguan Pass – the Great Wall on the Silk Road
Jiayuguan Pass – the Great Wall on the Silk Road

Jiayuguan Pass - the Great Wall on the Silk Road Jiayuguan Pass or Jiayu Pass, as guan means pass in Chinese is one of the most remarkable monuments on the Silk Road and one of its most popular sights. Built at the end of the Great Wall, showing the desolation of the...

Springtime in a Small Town: The best film in China’s history
Springtime in a Small Town: The best film in China’s history

Springtime in a Small Town: The best film in China's history All the rankings made in recent years, place a film, unknown to the general public, as the best film in China. It is called "Springtime in a Small Town" and was directed by Fei Mu in 1948. I had been wanting...

The Character and Function of Music in Chinese Culture
The Character and Function of Music in Chinese Culture

The Character and Function of Music in Chinese Culture In 1946 Bliss Wiant finished his Doctoral dissertation . The subject was “The character and function of Music in Chinese culture.” Some of his reflections are so interesting that I share with readers here some...

History of Dunhuang, crossroads of cultures on the Silk Road
History of Dunhuang, crossroads of cultures on the Silk Road

History of Dunhuang, crossroads of cultures on the Silk Road Dunhuang is one of the most fascinating cities on the Silk Road, although it now appears to be asleep, in the sleep that the improvement of communications in recent centuries has brought to the great...

Kyzil Grottoes – Primitive Buddhist art on the Silk Road
Kyzil Grottoes – Primitive Buddhist art on the Silk Road

The Kyzil Grottoes - Primitive Buddhist art on the Silk Road The Kizil Grottoes are located on the cliffs of Minya Dag Mountain facing the Muzhati River, 7 km southeast of Kizil Township, Baicheng County, and about forty-three kilometers west of present-day Kucha,...

All you need to know about the ox in the Chinese horoscope
All you need to know about the ox in the Chinese horoscope

All you need to know about the ox in the Chinese horoscope The ox is a very beloved animal among the Chinese, despite its size, it is tame and peaceful, often in the villages, it is the youngest children who take it to the field to play, it rarely acquires the fierce...

The snake in the Chinese horoscope
The snake in the Chinese horoscope

The snake in the Chinese horoscope The snake is an ambiguous animal in the collective image of the Chinese people. On the one hand, it is considered similar to the dragon. Many Chinese authors recognize that the dragon, nonexistent, is nothing more than the...

The Rabbit in the Chinese horoscope
The Rabbit in the Chinese horoscope

The Rabbit in the Chinese horoscope The rabbit is a tender and adorable animal, which highlights its extraordinary fertility, perhaps that is why in the Chinese horoscope is the animal most closely related to the moon, the female star par excellence. This...

The goat in the Chinese horoscope
The goat in the Chinese horoscope

The Goat in the Chinese horoscope The goat and the sheep are confused in the symbolism of Chinese culture, as both are written with the Yang character 羊, specifying that the sheep gives wool (绵羊) and the goat lives in the mountain (山羊), in general, both have an...

The Pig in the Chinese horoscope
The Pig in the Chinese horoscope

The Pig in the Chinese horoscope The pig in Chinese culture is an ambiguous character. It is seen as fat and ugly, feeding on the dirtiest things, but at the same time, its meat is the most appetizing for the Chinese. His meat is "meat" in general, as an archetype of...

Chinese characters

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...

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Jiayuguan Pass – the Great Wall on the Silk Road
Jiayuguan Pass – the Great Wall on the Silk Road

Jiayuguan Pass - the Great Wall on the Silk Road Jiayuguan Pass or Jiayu Pass, as guan means pass in Chinese is one of the most remarkable monuments on the Silk Road and one of its most popular sights. Built at the end of the Great Wall, showing the desolation of the...

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