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A Compass Magnetically Shows The Way

The Interaction Between A Compass and the Earth’s Magnetic Field

When a kid is given a compass for the first time, they almost become mesmerised by the way the needle spins around every time they move.   526 more words


Song white ware lotus bowl

Bought this bowl at a local auction, where it was described as Ming. The lotus carving reminded me of a Song type of design, as seen on Ding ware. 56 more words

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Chinese Kung Fu and Confucianism are not ‘Killer Apps’

A Chinese ‘tai chi’ master was defeated by a free-combat fighter in just 10 seconds in a race held in Chengdu last week.

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china with the small "c" but costs big bucks

Ancient China has almost perfected pottery-making Chinese craftsmen turned it an art form. Their porcelain was hugely popular when it reached the West starting during the Han Dynasty (206 BC – 220) through the “Silk Road” that they were called and known as “china.” 19 more words

Chrysanthemum bowl Yaozhou (type)

This charming bowl is thinly potted, and has a nice ring to it when tapped. It has a moulded decor of chrysantemums, covered in a green glaze. 130 more words

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February 4, 2017

On February 4, 960 Zhao Kuangyin became Emperor Taisu of Song and initiated the Song dynasty of China that would last more than three centuries.  Born in a family of military tradition, Zhao Kuangyin began to learn martial arts at an early age and acquired outstanding skills and distinguished himself in battle. 120 more words