Skip to content
Site Tools
Increase font size Decrease font size Default font size default color blue color green color
Home
Dianchi Lake
China Travel Guide - Travel in Yunnan

          Dianchi Lake
Dianchi Lake (diān chí 滇池) or Kunming Lake (kūn míng hú 昆明湖) is a large inter-land lake located on the Yunnan-Guizhou Plateau close to Kunming (kūn míng 昆明), Yunnan (yún nán 云南), China.

Read more...
 
The Mausoleum of Genghis Khan
China Travel Guide - Travel in Inner Mongolia

The Mausoleum of Genghis Khan
The Mausoleum of Genghis Khan
(chéng jí sī hán ling 成吉思汗陵) is a national AAAA level scenic area. It is located in Yijin Huoluo Banner (yī jīn huò luò qí 伊金霍洛旗) of Erdos (è ěr duō sī 鄂尔多斯), which is 180 kilometers away to the south of Baotou (bāo tóu 包头). The present mausoleum was built in 1954. Genghis Khan engaged in expedition all his life, and had ever extended the territory of Mongolia to the middle Asia. His mausoleum is grand and the construction is magnificent.

Read more...
 
高枕无忧 (gāo zhěn wú yōu)
Learn Chinese - Chinese Idiom

altFeng Shiuan lived at the home of Meng Chang-jun, prime minister of the state Ch'i during the Warring States Period (zhàn guó 战国).

One day, Meng Chang-jun sent Feng Shiuan to a place called Shue to collect the rent owed to him by the people there. But Feng Shiuan not only did not collect the rent; he aslo burned all of the contracts. The people of Shue were therefore very grateful to Meng Chang-jun.
Sometime later, when he was no longer prime minster, Meng Chang-jun went to live in Shue, and was warmly welcomed by all of the people there. However,Feng Shiuan believed that this was not quite enough. So he went and told the king of Wei what a talented person Meng Chang-jun was, and before long Meng Chang-jun was offered a position in the Wei court. On Feng Shiuan's advice, Meng Chang-jun refused the position, but the king of Ch'i afraid that he would accept, then asked Meng Chang-jun, "You now have a choice of three places where you could live. You can fluff up the pillows and have a good rest."

Thus, "To Fluff Up the Pillows and Have a Good Rest" means to live a happy and worry-free life.

Read more...
 
Fictions of the Ming and Qing Dynasties
Learn Chinese - History and Culture

   Chinese Fictions
In the Ming (míng cháo 明朝)(1368-1644 AD) and Qing (qīng cháo 清朝)(1644-1911 AD) dynasties, Chinese literature entered a new epoch. The two dynasties witnessed great achievements in the creation of fiction. Representative works are the Four Great Classical Novels (sì dà míng zhù 四大名著): Romance of Three Kingdoms (sān guó yǎn yì 三国演义), Outlaws of the Marsh (shuǐ hǔ zhuàn 水浒传), Journey to the West (xī yóu jì 西游记) and A Dream of Red Mansions (hóng lóu mèng 红楼梦). Those works enjoy a high reputation throughout the world. What’s more, they have been adapted for the screen and the stage, winning the favor of global audience.

Read more...
 
Philip: The Cantonese Can Just Get It Done
Foreigners in China - Foreigners in China
Impressed by the practical and highly efficient production environment and lured by the local cuisine, the 49-year-old says that Guangzhou will always hold a special place in his heart. 
 
Philip Richardson
Take a moment to imagine this scene. 
 
A man. A water buffalo. The man is using the beast to till the earth on a patch of farmland in Panyu District. The year? Some time around 1998 or 1999. The man is, at the same time, talking on a cell phone. An ordinary farmer? Perhaps, but unlikely. Parked nearby is a Mercedes-Benz SL500 into which the man, upon finishing his work, throws various tools and equipment before getting himself in and driving off. 
 
This was one of 's earliest memories of China and Guangzhou. He muses that the man may have been a stock trader who just enjoyed farming as a therapeutic outlet, a way to relax and connect with the land. It would certainly explain the expensive car and seems to embody the image of a quickly modernizing China that, at the same time, does not wish to forget its roots. 
 
Read more...
 
Tips about Moving to China
China Living Tips - Travelling
Moving to China can represent a significant challenge for even the most hardened expat. China is the third biggest country in the world by land mass and has the largest population at just over 1.33 billion people (23% of the world’s total population). Because of the large numbers of people living in the cities they are extremely busy and crowded places that are full of the hustle and bustle of day-to-day life.
 
 
China is a place that is rich with culture and history, both of which centre around their ancient civilization. Because it is such a vast country it is a fascinating place for expats to live in and explore, and there are many places to visit, from the ruins of the Neolithic settlements through to the ancient trade routes.
 
Read more...
 
Shanghai International Studies University
Study in China - Colleges and Universities

Shanghai International Studies University (SISU) was founded in December 1949 as the former Shanghai Russian College. It later was named the Shanghai Foreign Language Institute and became a national key university approved by the State Council in 1963. Approved by the Ministry of Education in 1994, it was officially renamed as “Shanghai International Studies University”. In the same year, it was listed as one of the first colleges and universities jointly supervised by the national Ministry of Education and the Municipality of Shanghai. In 1996, it passed the evaluation process of Project 211 directed by the Ministry of Education, and became one of the nation’s “100 key universities for the 21st Century.”

Read more...
 
International Friends --- A little bit of courage and action led us to happiness!
About ForeignerCN.com - WorldFriends Networks

Love Relationship --- A little bit of courage and action led us to happiness!
temp0214, Yamaguchi and yulanzheng, Shanghai

Hello everyone! Thanks to World Friends! ....I am leading the happy married life, I met my wife (Chinese) in February 2005, and married 8 months later. We both had communication problems due to language barrier, however, we could still communicate in emails every day using online translator. It is not easy for a single Chinese female to visit Japan, so I visited her 2ce in China and I felt she must be the one for me! Now my wife is so used to the life here and even got herself a part time job at nearby resort hotel. A little bit of courage and action led us to happiness! Maybe the world is not as big as you think. Anyway, I would like to thank you very much World Friends!

Read more...
 

International Friends


Sponsor Ads