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Western Hill
China Travel Guide - Travel in Yunnan

Western Hill

Western Hill  (xī shān 西山) - The forest reserve on the west bank of the Dianchi lake (diān chí 滇池) consists of the Huating (huá tíng 华亭), Taihua (tài huá 太华) mountains, which extend for more than 40 kilometres at an altitude of 2,500 metres above sea level.

Wanbu Huayanjing Pagoda
China Travel Guide - Travel in Inner Mongolia

Wanbuhuayan Pagoda
The Wanbu Huayanjing Pagoda (wàn bù huá yán jīng tǎ 万部华严经塔) is located in the southeast of Baita (bái tǎ 白塔) Village in the east suburbs about 17 kilometers (11miles) from Hohhot City, Inner Mongolia Autonomous Region. Wanbu Huayanjing Pagoda was said to be built in Emperor Shengzong's (shèng zōng 圣宗) reign (983 - 1031) of the Liao (liáo 辽) Dynasty (916 - 1125). In 1982, the Wanbu Huayanjing Pagoda became a national key cultural relic site.

胸有成竹(xiōng yǒu chéng zhú)
Learn Chinese - Chinese Idiom


In the Song Dynasty (sòng cháo 宋朝), an artist called Wen Tong (wén tóng 文同) was especially fond of drawing bamboos. He planted a lot of bamboos in his garden so that he could observe the process of their growth and appearance in different seasons. He knew bamboos so well that whenever he took up the paintbrush he already had a picture in his mind, and thus he could always paint bamboos in a vivid and lively way.

Yuefu Songs of the Han Dynasty
Learn Chinese - History and Culture

Yuefu Songs of the Han Dynasty

The word Yuefu (yuè fǔ 乐府) came first into being in Qin Dynasty (qín cháo 秦朝)(221 BC-206 BC). Yue (yuè 乐) means music, Fu (fǔ 府) means bureau, put together Yuefu means music bureau. It laid its foundation in the Han Dynasty (hàn cháo 汉朝) (206 BC-220 AD), and became a royal government Musical Department for collecting, writing or performing folk songs and ballads in 112 BC. After then people called poems which were composed in this folk song style Yuefu.

8 Mistakes To Avoid When Learning Chinese
China Living Tips - Communication & Others
Learning Chinese
“A journey of a thousand miles begins with a single step” – Xun Tzu
Learning Chinese is hard, but not too hard.
Especially if you know the mistakes to avoid.
Seven years after taking my first crack at tones, I'm no closer to mastering Chinese than any serious learner of Chinese.  And I've made some pretty stupid mistakes along the way.
Hopefully by reading this you'll avoid some of them.
Beijing Normal University
Study in China - Colleges and Universities

Beijing Normal University (BNU) has a history of more than 100 years, which is almost as long as the history of Chinese modern education. The University has developed from the Faculty of Education, Capital Metropolitan University established in 1902 under the concept of Establish school, prioritize teacher education,which initiated teacher training in Chinese higher education. After several times of merging and reforming since 1949, especially in the 1980s, Beijing Normal University has moved into the new age of rapid development. The University’s history is an epitome of the development of modern teacher training and Chinese higher education.

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Foreigners in China - Foreigners in China
By Cool Han

How many roads must a man walk down before you call him a man? correspondent Cool Han sits down with China photographer Tom Carter to seek out the answer.
The author of CHINA: Portrait of a People, Tom Carter is a rising star in photojournalism. His new book of photography is the largest collection of images on contemporary China ever published by one author. Already in China, Tom has become a minor celebrity for being one of the first foreigners in the history of our country to have journeyed extensively to all 33 provinces and autonomous regions. Following the upcoming international release of his book, I expect the media spotlight on Tom will become much brighter.

In this Information Era, no one can keep any secrets from the public. But to truly understand this fascinating explorer and photographer, can a simple Google search provide interviewers like me enough background to portray Tom as in-depth as he has portrayed Chinese people with his camera? I spend a cold, winter afternoon with Tom Carter in his modest Beijing apartment so that I can give it a shot.

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