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Love Book: Chinese Garden

Fruitful sites: Garden Culture in Ming Dynasty China (2008)


Chinese New Year Celebrations

Chinese flocked to temples and fairs to pray for good health and fortune on Monday, the first day of the Lunar New Year. In Beijing, hundreds of thousands of people visited traditional fairs held in parks, as well as Buddhist and Taoist temples offering singing and dance performances and open-air markets selling handicrafts. 63 more words


Ming China, the World's First Fascist State: Part 3, Corporatist Economic Policy

In the first post of this series, I defined fascism as:

a political system distinguished by an emphasis on patriarchal, rural values; corporatist economic policy; extreme nationalism and patriotism, often involving extreme xenophobia and/or racism; and militant authoritarianism in both domestic and foreign affairs.

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Xue Wu: A Ming Dynasty Archer, Equestrian, Courtesan, and Painter

Finding a woman painter from the Ming dynasty or an earlier period in China is no easy feat. They certainly existed, but they weren’t considered true artists, just women who happened to be good with a brush. 987 more words


MYSTERIES: The 500 Year Old Chinese City on Cape Breton Island

Learn more here ….MYSTERIES: The 500 Year Old Chinese City on Cape Breton Island

The Story: Back in 2002, architect, amateur historian and native Cape Bretoner Paul Chiasson went for a hike up Kelly’s Mountain on Cape Dauphin near Sydney on Cape Breton Island, Nova Scotia.

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Ming China, the World's First Fascist State: Part 1, Introduction and Defining Fascism

Of the world’s many great civilizations throughout history, few have generated the same amount of fascination as China. Among the reasons for Sinophilia are a history spanning over four thousand years, a rich culture and literary tradition, and a track record of great innovations in science, technology, philosophy, and many other intellectual pursuits. 255 more words


A Time Travel Tale in Which I Attempt to Write a Poem in the Style of Robert Burns

Hot buttered banjo strings, Batman, it’s almost 2016! The year has whizzed by so fast, I think I have whiplash.

So that I can begin 2016 with a clean slate and a productive feeling, I’m spending the month of December in a mad dash to catch up on all of 2015’s projects in advance of the New Year. 620 more words