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Day 11 - Song Dynasty Town Night Show

This was the day I discovered the Nutella and banana pancakes on campus!

On Wednesday evening, after a usual day of classes, we went to see the Song Dynasty Town Night show. 236 more words

Qingbai lobed bowl

This bowl is 16,5 cm across, and made from a very white porcelain. Very thinly potted, very high pitch tone, long ring when tapped. Pale bleu green glaze, with (almost) no crazing at all. 144 more words

Song Dynasty

One history of the tai chi ruler

One legend is that the tai chi ruler was invented by Chen Tuan, later named Chen Hsi-I, who was a famous Taoist and retainer of the first emperor of the Sung Dynasty. 138 more words

Glaze Development in Ancient China

The worlds first stoneware glazes were developed during the Shang Dynasty in China (1,600 – 1,100 bce).  This is an astounding feat when considering that stoneware was not achieved in Korea and Japan for another 2,000 years and in the West for another 3,000 years. 448 more words


The Basics of White Tea

It seems that “White Tea” is more common these days. There was a time when Char and I were travelling in China, and we would enjoy white tea regularly but couldn’t find it anywhere when we finally journeyed home! 253 more words

Tea Basics

Today in World History: February 18th

Kublai Khan, grandson of the great Mongolian Emperor Genghis Khan, died on this day in 1294. Continuing his grandfather’s legacy, Kublai Khan conquered the Far East with his vast armies of nimble and agile cavalry. 171 more words


Song Dynasty

I was mildly surprised to see what is certainly a cavalry trooper bearing what looks a lot like a three-point two-edge, albeit with extended edges. There was a fair amount of warfare at the end of the Five Dynasties Ten Kingdoms period around 900-950 CE. 32 more words