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近水楼台先得月,向阳花木早逢春

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.

Last Updated on Thursday, 27 August 2009 12:14
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The Long History of Chinese Bells

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

Last Updated on Tuesday, 05 May 2009 16:36
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