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Jingci Temple
China Travel Guide - Travel in Zhejiang

    Jingci Temple
Jingci Temple
(jìng cí sì 净慈寺) is located at the foot of Huiri Peak (huì rì fēng 慧日峰) of Nanping Hill (nán píng shān 南屏山) in Hangzhou City (háng zhōu shì 杭州市), Zhejiang Province (zhè jiāng shěng 浙江省). It is the second prominent Buddhist temple around West Lake. Together with Lingyin Temple (líng yǐn sì 灵隐寺), it is called the jewel of the southern and northern hills. In 1983, the temple was listed as a national key Buddhist temple in Han's area by state council. Jingci Temple hosts one of Ten Top Scenic Spots of West Lake (xī hú 西湖) --- "Evening Bell Ringing at the Nanping Hill (nán píng wǎn zhōng 南屏晚钟)."

Ancient Longzhong
China Travel Guide - Travel in Hubei

         Ancient Longzhong
Ancient Longzhong
(gǔ lóng zhōng 古隆中) is the residence of Zhuge Liang (zhū gě liàng 诸葛亮), an outstanding statesman and strategist during the Three Kingdoms (sān guó 三国) period. It is situated 13 kilometers to the west of Xiangfan (xiāng fán 襄樊) City, covering 12 square kilometers. Nowadays Ancient Longzhong is a scenic area with rich cultural, humanistic landscape, exquisite natural environment and commemorative architecture.

Three Kindoms
Learn Chinese - History and Culture

About Three Kingdoms Era

The Three Kingdoms period is a period in the history of China, part of an era of disunity called the Six Dynasties.

In a strict academic sense it refers to the period between the foundation of the Wei in 220 and the conquest of the Wu by the Jin Dynasty in 280. However, many Chinese historians and laymen extend the starting point of this period back to the uprising of the Yellow Turbans in 184.
如鱼得水 ( rú yú dé shuǐ )
Learn Chinese - Chinese Idiom


During the Three Kingdoms (sān guó 三国) , Liu Bei (liú bèi 刘备) went to Longzhong (lóng zhōng 隆中) three times to ask Zhuge Liang (zhū gě liàng 诸葛亮) to assist him. Finally, Zhuge Liang helped Liu Bei deal with military and politics affairs, and was significantly trusted by Liu Bei. Their respect for each other became more deeper. Liu Bei said to his ministers: "Having Kong Ming (kǒng míng 孔明) help me, I feel just like a fish which has been put back in the water."This idiom is used to signify finding a boon companion (愉快的伙伴) or an ideal situation.

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. 
Jobs in China
China Living Tips - Work & Business

Tesol in ChinaChina has long been an enigma to much of Western society. As the third-largest country in the world by area, this diverse and complex land has been home to some of history's most notable eras and events. Today's visitor can see evidence of those milestones: the Great Wall, the terra-cotta soldiers, Mao Zedong's mausoleum, Tiananmen Square - the list goes on.

It could take countless vacations to China to see all there is, but six months or a year spent teaching there is a sure way to get an inside look at this fascinating country.
China comprises one of earth's oldest civilizations and has remained relatively secluded - for many years Christian missionaries were the only English speakers to make extended stays there. As a result, China's political and economic systems have to a large degree isolated its people from Western influence. In recent years the growing global economy has demanded change in China, and the country's leaders have been struggling to respond. For example, although the economic reforms of Deng Xioaping during the 1970s and 1980s did much to increase production on China's farms, only 15 to 20 percent of China's land is suitable for farming. And even this arable land is shrinking due to industrialization, urbanization, and flooding. This crisis of an increasing population and a decreasing capacity to produce food has led to China's infamous government-promoted birth-control programs.
South China Normal University
Study in China - Colleges and Universities

South China Normal University is an institution of higher learning with a long history and a rich legacy. Situated in Guangzhou, an open metropolis in South China, the University is imbued with Lingnan’s pioneering and pragmatic spirit. It has a tradition of elegant simplicity and a favourable learning atmosphere. In the past seventy years or so, the University has all along preserved its distinguishing characteristics, mainly concentrating on teacher-education and training, and has dedicated itself to training qualified teachers and professionals of other kind, viz., outstanding personnel of moral integrity, high thinking, inventive ability, with a sense of responsibility.

Language Exchange Stories --- I am really hooked with ForeignerCN friends & language partners!
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Language Exchange --- I am really hooked with ForeignerCN friends & language partners!

I am 45....despite their ideal ages for people they want to communicate with, I sent many smiles as I have nothing to lose. To my surprise, I received many replies from members in Romania, France, Russia, Germany, Thai, Singapore, China, Philippines, etc. Usually I try to communicate with them in their languages using online translator. Sometimes, the translation is not accurate, but I keep on communicating and I think I learn a lot this way. Now, I am regularly communicating with members from Germany and Romania. I online chat with Romanian member almost everyday to talk about daily life and we get along very well, so it's so much fun. As Japanese culture (especially comics) has been spread into the world and many people are interested in it, and she is also one of them, it adds some more fun to our chat. She told me the reason she replied me was in fact, her sister liked my smiling photo on the site. So, now I know the photo means a lot. I am completely hooked with this I can learn various things in different countries. By communication we can undestand each others and have fun together. Now, I really feel the importance of language too.


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