Doors, shutters, inner courtyards, Menshen or door gods, all these features of ancient Chinese architecture denote security and protection. Once safely inside the inner courtyard of a wooden Tang dynasty house, a sense of calm and peace descends: you feel perfectly secure and removed from the world.Chinese doors make a fascinating study in themselves. 44 more words
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Hello, and welcome once again to this week’s issue of “Bajan,” Chinese Style. Over the past months we have embarked on a journey which has seen us trek from the mountainous northern reaches of Yunnan, which border the “Roof of the World,” and through the lake and river strewn gorges and their satellite villages and townships alike.
Yuanyang Rice Terraces are situated in the south east of Yunnan province, China. They span over 28,000 acres and were constructed 2,500 years ago when the Hani people settled in the area. 67 more words
In 2012 (following the official publication of an academic paper upon the subject), Western media started to report about an unknown species of human that had been discovered in the Red Deer Caves of South-Western China (Yunnan province). 610 more words
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Here we find ourselves mere days away from Christmas Day and so to start off today’s issue of ‘Bajan,’ Chinese style, I wish to extend to one and all seasons greetings and all the holiday cheer I can muster!