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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 idioms
Chinese idioms

Chinese idioms One of the most difficult aspects of Chinese is to learn is the so-called idioms or chengyu (成语). In general, they refer to short sentences composed of four characters that allude to some historical fact or literary anecdote from ancient times. Its...

Ethnic groups

The first description of the Religion of the Yi
The first description of the Religion of the Yi

The first description of the Religion of the Yi By Father François Louis Crabouillet in 1872. The religion of the Lolos[i] is that of sorcerers: it consists only of conjurations of evil spirits, according to them, the only authors of evil. Without being devout like...

Chinese culture

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...

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