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China Travel Guide - Travel in Sichuan

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Jiuzhaigou Nature Reserve (jiǔ zhài gōu zì rán bǎo hù qū 九寨沟自然保护区) is located in northern Sichuan (sì chuān 四川) in China. The UNESCO World Heritage is famous for miles of attached lakes with brilliant blue and green colors and accompanying waterfalls.

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Travel Guide in Taiyuan
China Travel Guide - Travel in Shanxi

  Taiyuan

Brief Introduction

Taiyuan (tài yuán 太原), as the capital city of Shanxi Province, is the political, economic and cultural centre of the province. It located in the middle part of the Yellow River Basin of north China and surrounded by mountains on three sides. Therefore, it was an important military town in ancient time. Taiyuan has a long history of over 2,500 years and famous for its historic buildings and magnificent culture. It is known as “the Dragon City”, for the reason that Taiyuan has been the birthplace of many emperors. For example, Li Shiming, the founder and emperor of Tang Dynasty, used Taiyuan as a base to support his uprising, and finally established Tang. A lot of ancient Chinese poets were from Taiyuan as well. At present, with the abundant coal resources, Taiyuan is one of the important heavy industrial cities in China. It is also awarded as “the National Garden City” in 2010.

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The Long History of Chinese Bells
Learn Chinese - History and Culture

The bell has a long history in China. It is an embodiment of Chinese culture and science, and testifies to the wisdom of Chinese people.
altAs early as in the Shang Dynasty (shāng cháo 商朝) single hand-bells were used. Later the hand-bell evolved into series of bells in different sizes. At the early Zhou Dynasty (zhōu cháo 周朝) emerged the bell-chime hanging on a frame. In the middle part of Zhou Dynasty, the bell-chime became musical instruments for rituals and played an important role in political affairs

The bell-chime unearthed from the tomb of Yi, the Marquis of State Zeng in Suixian County, Hubei Province (hú běi shěng 湖北省) in 1978 is an exemplar. It has 65 bronze bells. Those

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近水楼台先得月,向阳花木早逢春
Learn Chinese - Chinese Proverbs

Chinese proverbs
Chinese proverbs

jìn
shuǐ
lóu
tái
xiān
yuè,
xiàng
yáng
huā
zǎo
féng
chūn
 水
 先
月,
  向
  阳
 花
 目
 早
  逢
  春

A waterfront pavilion gets the moonlight frist; spring comes early to plants exposed to the sun.

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Guangzhou Dreams - Guangzhou Is a Linguistic Feast for this Wandering Word-lover
Foreigners in China - Foreigners in China
foreigner in chinaWhen working hard on learning Chinese here, he found the city is fascinating as it is a linguistic hub where people speak not only Mandarin, but also Cantonese and other dialects.
 
Let's get one thing clear from the start; yes, I'm another foreign teacher living in Guangzhou. No, I'm not using it as the means to an end. 
 
I get irritated when confronted by the lazy and ill-informed clichés about young teachers, encountered both at home and abroad. 
 
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Teach in China
China Living Tips - Work & Business
I'm not a native English speaker. Can I teach English in China?

Native English speakers are preferred but not required as long as
you have a good command of the English language and do not
have much of a foreign accent. There are many teachers in
China who were not born in but educated in English speaking
countries with not much of a foreign accent. There are many ESL/EFL teachers in China who did not educate in English speaking countries but have taught very well.
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Central Conservatory of Music
Study in China - Colleges and Universities

The Central Conservatory of Music,located on the site of the former Prince Chur's Residence(in which Emperor Kuang - ksu was born),in the southwest corner of the once lnner City of Beijing ,is the only key institution of higher learning directly under the Ministry of cuiture of the State Council among all schools of arts in China.

Though founded in 1950,the history of the Conservatory can edated over half a century ago,for one of its torerunners,the Music Department of the Yenching University,was organized back in 1927,the others being the Music Department of the Literature and Are School of the North China University(1939),the National academy of Music(1940),the Music Department of the National Peiping School of Arts(1946),and thd Music Department of the Northwest Lu Hsun Institute of Literature and Ary.Nevertheless the tradition and facuity of the National Acade-my of Music was mainly carried over by the Conservatory.

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