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How An Old Man Allegedly Helped Create The Han Dynasty By Dropping A Shoe

Zhang Liang was from a prominent family that served one of the feudal kingdoms that was eventually toppled by the Qin Dynasty (c. 221-206 BCE). Even after the Zhang family found itself under Qin rule, they still had wealth—Zhang Liang reportedly had the means to fund a staff of 300 servants. 985 more words

Ancient

Public Commission III; Bob Marley, Conchita Wurst and Wang Di (March - April 2018)

I’ve learnt a lot from this commission; about the existence of acoustic absorbers, for instance.

One of the many professions involved in this renovation (I long ago lost count of numbers) is the acoustic consultant, who provides detailed guidelines concerning the interior soundscape. 390 more words

Art

苏轼的《琴诗》

琴诗

[宋] 苏轼

若言琴上有琴声,放在匣中何不鸣?

若言声在指头上,何不于君指上听?

Poem of Qin

Su Shi

If melody of Qin is on the Qin, why it does not sing in a box? 31 more words

中文

The Emperor's Guards

The Emperor’s Guards

A mighty army stands
beneath pounds of rust-coloured dust
at the foot of the
majestic Mount Li.
Two thousand years without battle, 85 more words

Writing

Spiritual and marvellous mysteries

I recall with deep admiration the unsung scholar Yuan Quanyou 袁荃猷 (1920–2003).


While a student in Beijing she studied with her future husband, the great Ming scholar… 1,172 more words

China

More Chinese wordplay, and a poem

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What’s in a name?

My Chinese name Zhong Sidi 钟思第 was given to me by the great Tang-music scholar Yin Falu 荫法鲁 (1915–2002) at my first supervision with him during my 1986 study-period at Beijing University. 711 more words

Drôlerie

You Gotta Terra Cotta

The husband and I spent this last weekend up in the greater Seattle area.  Saturday evening we went to Chateau St. Michelle for our annual summer concert.   779 more words

Weekend Trips