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爨底下-a Ming village in the mountains

It would be easy to think that the area around Beijing wouldn’t have beautiful countryside, let alone ancient villages. Hidden away to north of the capital however is just that: a well preserved Ming dynasty village wrapped up by green mountains. 344 more words


宛平城, wanping town and Marco Polo Bridge

I think I’ve said before the obvious statement that Beijing is quite big. It just happens that it’s large enough to encompass small towns inside it. 582 more words


Origin of the Term ‘Chinese Wall’

A ‘Chinese Wall’ is a commercial term that means a virtual barrier that is applied within a company or organisation to maintain confidentiality between the two parts. 877 more words

13th Century

Red Trees in Autumn Mountains

The last week I’ve noticed the breeze coming through my open windows is cooler, Autumn has arrived in Glasgow and with it I have found a hanging scroll by by Ming Dynasty artist Dong Qichang, … 17 more words