Like any ancient town in China, Chikan (赤坎) has a long history which started during the Southern Song dynasty (1127-1279). After fleeing from the invasions of the Jurchen who founded the Jin dynasty in north China, the Song withdrew south of the Yangtze River and established their new capital in Hangzhou. 302 more words
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As one of the older performing arts in China, Quyi—developed during the Tang Dynasty (618 – 906 AD) and flourished in the Song Dynasty (960 – 1279) 327 more words
I collect very old Chinese porcelain. I used to have a lot more of it, but in the name of de-cluttering, I divided my collection and gave the other half to my best friend who I knew would appreciate it. 300 more words
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An ancient city made of intricately carved stone sits silent at the bottom of a lake, a replica of Paris complete with an Eiffel Tower is eerily empty, and a city leveled by disaster has been cordoned off indefinitely as a memorial to those who were lost.