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Kaifeng - City of Chrysanthemum
China Travel Guide - Travel in Henan

Beautiful Kaifeng




















Located in central Henan Province (hé nán shěng 河南省) , just 9 kilometres (6 miles) south of the Yellow River (huáng hé 黄河), Kaifeng (kāi fēng 开封) has a history lasting more than 2,700 years as the capital of seven dynasties. It is called "Metropolis of Seven Dynasties". As early as in Northern Song Dynasty, Kaifeng has been the political, economic and cultural center of China. It was also one of the most developed and prosperous cities at that time, known as "International Metropolis".

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Qiqihar-The Crane City
China Travel Guide - Travel in Heilongjiang

Qiqihar

Qiqihar (Qíqíhāěr 齐齐哈尔) is a major city in the Heilongjiang Province, Northeast China. The municipal area has 1,438,550 inhabitants. These are mainly Han Chinese; there are thirty-four minorities including Manchu, Daur, and Mongolians. Close to Qiqihar are numerous wetlands and the Zhalong (zhā lóng 扎龙) Nature Reserve, famous in China for being home to numerous red-crowned cranes (dān dǐng hè 丹顶鹤).

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愚公移山 (yú gōng yí shān)
Learn Chinese - Chinese Idiom

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The Foolish Old Man of the North Mountain, nearly ninety years of age, lived behind two high mountains. He was unhappy about the fact that the mountains blocked his way to the south, so he called the whole family to level the two mountains.While they were working, The Wise Old Man at the River Bend stopped the old man. He laughed and said, "How unwise you are! At your age, old and feeble as you are, you cannot even remove one hair on the mountain, let alone so much earth and so many rocks!"

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Chu Ci
Learn Chinese - History and Culture

 Chu Ci

History
Known as Poetry of the State of Chu, Chu Ci (chǔ cí 楚辞) was a new style of poetry emerged after The Book of Songs (shī jīng 诗经). It sprouted and blossomed in the State of Chu (chǔ guó 楚国) in south china in the 4th century BC.

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Beijing Language and Culture University
Study in China - Colleges and Universities

Beijing Language and Culture University (BLCU) is founded in 1962. It is the only university, under the direct jurisdiction of China’s Ministry of Education, whose primary responsibility is to teach foreign students Chinese language and culture. Since its establishment more than 40 years ago, BLCU has already served more than 160 countries and regions in the world, teaching Chinese language and culture to over 100 thousand foreigners. Since the beginning of the new millennium, BLCU has more than 9000 foreign students and over 4000 Chinese students studying in the university annually. Within the student population are also many foreign diplomatic officials from various embassies and senior staff of multinational companies.

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