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Ming musical moments

A Ming imperial porcelain flask visits Glasgow, by Tom Furniss

In the deepest deeps of old slow time,
Five thousand miles from here,
Two continents of clay collide, 525 more words



Often called the ATLANTIS OF THE EAST by travellers, the underwater city of SHICHENG, is a magnificent and mysterious time-capsule of IMPERIAL CHINA.

Stone architecture, dating to the MING & QING DYNASTIES (which ruled from 1386-1912) stands perfectly preserved 40m under QIANDAO LAKE in ZHEJIANG province, 400km south of SHANGHAI. 214 more words


Existential angst

A strange juxtaposition is occurring down at the water’s edge. Just when the native waterfowl thought it was safe to bask amongst the toxic algae of the once formidable old dock, dual threats emerge to challenge the meaning of their very existence. 157 more words


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

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