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Meet the new girl in Edison Chen's life - his baby daughter

(Source: www.straitstimes.com)

HONG KONG – A vastly different Edison Chen photo spread across social media on Monday (June 12), nine years after his nude picture scandal. 255 more words

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Quintis Limited (ASX:QIN) - formerly TFS Corporation Limited - Money Doesn’t Grow on Trees

The saying goes, money doesn’t grow on trees..

  • Bogus sales channels.
  • Directors skimming cash through round robin scheme, which concurrently allows Quintis to artificially boost sales.
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By whom, when and why was Great Wall of China built?

I find several details on the official history of the Great Wall of China questionable. This has been bothering me for over a year since I claimed that Marco Polo did not go to China, he went to Cathay, a different kingdom. 1,308 more words


A slender but magical clue

The whole topic of amateur ritual associations on the Beijing plain, and indeed north Chinese ritual, was first suggested by a 1953 monograph, slim yet astounding, by the great musicologists (and musicians) Yang Yinliu and… 1,599 more words


Taking it on the qin

Following my tribute to Lin Youren, I should explore my ambivalent relation with the qin zither. Such a dominant image of Chinese musical culture, it is as if the whole varied spectrum of European musics were represented mainly by the clavichord. 910 more words


A tribute to Laurence Picken

I was one of Laurence Picken’s more tangential disciples, but he remains among the great inspirations of my life.[1]

I know several of us have fond memories of turning up for lunch at his little house overflowing with books, a sherry followed by a carefully prepared meal, listening to him carefully explaining, non-stop for four or five hours (for all his encyclopaedic erudition, he knew nothing of… 1,717 more words


China History Guide 3- Warring States Period(475BC- 221BC) Towards Unification of China

Key figures and events: After the end of Spring and Autumn Period because of mentioned events even more dynamic period of wars and competition comes. Large scale wars for unification of China were fought. 2,659 more words

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