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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...

Description of Mount Taishan in 1870
Description of Mount Taishan in 1870

Description of Mount Taishan in 1870 You know I love to read testimonials from the past about travel and culture in China. Some of the authors who were writing at that time didn't have much opportunity to know more or their goal was simply to share their experience or...

Danuohei, the stone village of the Sani minority
Danuohei, the stone village of the Sani minority

Danuohei, the stone village of the Sani minority Danuohei Village - (大糯黑村) is a Sani minority village. The Sani minority, actually a branch of the Yi, lives in the whole area around the Stone Forest until reaching Puzhehei, where one can also visit some beautiful...

Kashgar, the jewel of the Silk Road
Kashgar, the jewel of the Silk Road

Kashgar, the jewel of the Silk Road Those who prepare a trip to the Chinese Silk Road suddenly discover that among the recommended places, there is one at a considerable distance from all the others. It is the city of Kashgar and anyone who takes a trip following the...

The sacred Taishan mountain
The sacred Taishan mountain

Taishan Mountain, life and death in Chinese culture, according to the work of Edouard Chavannes  Mountains are, in China, divinities. They are considered as nature powers who act in a conscious way and who can, therefore, be made favourable by sacrifices and touched...

The Temple of the Soul Retreat in Hangzhou In 1930s
The Temple of the Soul Retreat in Hangzhou In 1930s

On the left side was a densely wooded rocky hill. Its steep slope was carved into fantastic figures of unicorns, leogryphs and other mythological animals, and statues of gods and saints. They had been fashioned out of rock by the monks more than fifteen centuries ago....

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...

Chinese culture

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...

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