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Wenshu Temple
China Travel Guide - Travel in Sichuan

   Wenshu Temple
Wenshu Temple
(wén shū yuàn 文殊院), situated in Chengdu (chéng dū 成都), in the northwest Sichuan Province (sì chuān shěng 四川省), is a famous monastery. It was originally known as Xinxiang Temple (xìn xiàng sì 信相寺) in the Song Dynasty (sòng cháo 宋朝), but destroyed by fire. It is said that in the Qing Dynasty (qīng cháo 清朝), people saw Wenshu Buddha (wén shū pú sà 文殊菩萨) in the red light, and the government then set people to rebuilt the temple and enthrone the name Wenshu.

Qiao Jia Dayuan (Qiao's Family Compound)
China Travel Guide - Travel in Shanxi

Qiao Jia Dayuan
Located in the middle of Qiaojiabao village (qiáo jiā bǎo cūn 乔家堡村) in Shanxi province (shān xīshěng 山西省), Qiao Jia Dayuan (qiáo jiā dà yuàn 乔家大院), also known as Zaizhongtang (zài zhōng táng 在中堂), was the mansion of the famous merchant family Qiao in the late Qing dynasty (qīng cháo 清朝). The compound was constructed in 1755 by Qiao guifa (qiáo guì fā 乔贵发), the first member of the family to strike it rich selling tea and bean curd beyond the Great Walll. Returning to his hometown, he built his dream home, to which successive gernrations added until it reached its present size. It covers 8724 square meters with 313 rooms. Qiao Jia Dayuan represents the typical style of northen folk houses with great historical value.

One Hundred Birds Serenade the Phoenix
Learn Chinese - History and Culture

   One Hundred Birds Serenada the Phoenix
The best-known piece of Suona (suǒ nà 唢呐) is One Hundred Birds Serenade the Phoenix (bǎi niǎo cháo fèng 百鸟朝凤), which is especially popular in Shandong (shān dōng shěng 山东省), Anhui (ān huī shěng 安徽省), Henan (hé nán shěng 河南省) and Hebei (hé běi shěng 河北省) provinces. After a spirited introduction, the orchestra settles down to a fixed accompaniment mode. With this background, the Suona section plays a vigorous, piping tune in imitation of the chirping of birds in flight. The closeness of the mimicry expresses the people's love for nature and the intense scrutiny of ordinary life by folk artists, as well as their virtuosity in performance. Such beautiful and auspicious tunes help to account for the popularity of this instrument.

Learn Chinese - Chinese Proverbs

                 Chinese Proberbs


A fire must have space at its center to burn vigorously; a man must be modest to make progress.

Beijing International Schools and Kindergartens
China Living Tips - Work & Business

This free listing of International Schools in Beijing is provided as a service and is not
necessarily an endorsement of any one particular school. Please note that the
descriptions have been provided by the schools. We recommend that you do your
homework and visit a number of these seats of academic excellence prior to making your choice. We can organise the transportation and an itinerary for you. Please feel free to
follow the links directly to some of the international schools in Beijing. The listing is in alphabetical order.

Tianjin Medical University
Study in China - Colleges and Universities

Tianjin Medical University was formally established on June 16, 1951 as the first medical university after the founding of the P.R.China. Professor Hsien-I CHU, the famous endocrinologist, was appointed the first president. Having been striving for more than 50 years, the University has developed i nto a medical university featuring all kinds of disciplines and specialties in clinical medicine, nursing science, medical techniques, pharmacy and medical laboratory science, etc.


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