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Ancient Music Wednesdays : The Fisherman and the Woodcutter

Quoted from cultural-china.com :

Dialogue between the Fisherman and the Woodcutter is an ancient lyre music piece. There are over 30 versions of circulated music scores, some even with accompanying lyrics. 149 more words


Ai Wei Wei Exhibition in Berlin: Record Attendance and a Missing Artist

“Evidence”, Ai Wei Wei’s most recent exhibition in Berlin, Germany, closes with a record attendance of almost 250.000 visitors within 14 weeks. The exhibition was one of the largest ones by the Chinese artist so far, with Berlin’s famous Martin Gropius museum building being the ideal location, offering spacious exhibition halls for Ai Wei Wei’s art installations.


The Sacred way towards the Ming Tombs

This is the sacred path which leads to the entrance of the Ming tombs. 

The Sacred Way is an 1800-metre-long road at the Nanjing city Government site. 87 more words

Historical Places

The Ainu and Early Commerce in the Sea of Okhotsk

A great article about the history of the Ainu and the Okhotsk sea. Written by Japanese historian Kikuchi Toshihiko, lecturer at Hokkaido University.

The Sea of Okhotsk to the north and northeast of Hokkaidō plays no significant role in recorded Japanese history until the second half of the eighteenth century, when clashes began to occur between Russians advancing southward through the Kuril Islands and Japanese settlers trying to drive them back. 2,192 more words


Ming Tombs

Ming Tombs

Ming Tombs is the Chinese Ming Dynasty emperor tombs, located in the northwestern suburbs of Beijing Changping District territory Yanshan foothills Shoushan days. The total area of ​​more than 120 square kilometers, about fifty kilometers from Beijing. 102 more words

Museum Review: Ming, the Golden Empire.

Today I am a superman, touring an entire civilisation in two hours and finishing it all off with a review. Forty minutes in and I’m not feeling so good. 1,141 more words


On the road less traveled in Yunnan: the ancient village of Lushi

I discovered Lushi (鲁史) while reading about the ancient Tea and Horse road (茶马古道). Nested in the Wuliang Mountains (无量山), south of Dali ancient town and the Erhai Lake region, Lushi is a well-preserved village steeped in history which is about to change dramatically. 1,029 more words

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