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The Disappearing History Ⅶ-- Shanbei
China Travel Guide - Travel in Shaanxi

Shanbei (shǎn běi 陕北) is Chinese holy land of revolution. The Party Central Committee, Chairman Mao (máo zhǔ xí 毛主席), and other proletarian revolutionaries have been living and fighting here for 13 years, leaving a large number of precious revolution heritages, revolution memorial and rich spiritual wealth - the spirit of the revolution in northern Shaanxi (shǎn xī 陕西). There are more than 140 revolution heritages in the city. The most important ones are Fenghuangshan Site (fèng huáng shān jiù zhǐ 凤凰山旧址), Yangjialing Site (yáng jiā lǐng jiù zhǐ 杨家岭旧址), Zaoyuan Site (zǎo yuán jiù zhǐ 枣园旧址), Wangjiaping Site (wáng jiā píng jiù zhǐ 王家坪旧址), Wayaobu Site (wǎ yáo bǔ 瓦窑堡) which is the formal site of Meeting of the Political Bureau of the CPC Central Committee, etc. 

Linyi Travel Guide
China Travel Guide - Travel in Shandong

(lín yí 临沂) city is located at the southeast of Shandong Province, bordering Jiangsu (jiāng sū 江苏) Province in the south and facing the Yellow sea to the east Linyi has a temperate climate and rich precipitation, with mountain areas, hillyland and plains taking 1/3 respectively.

Learn Chinese - Chinese Proverbs

Chinese proverbs


Although knowing that tigers reside in the mountain, one still insists on walking up there.

The Game of Go
Learn Chinese - History and Culture


As a crystallization of wisdom, the game of go (wéi qí 围棋) is a legacy of traditional Chinese arts, and has contained many rich values and profound cultural significance throughout the ages. Together with playing musical instruments, reading, and painting, it was considered as one of the essential qualities for ancient Chinese literati.
As a traditional form of art, the game of go also boasts a number of legends about its origin. One of the best known is that when Emperor Yao (yáo 尧帝) married Fuyi Shi (fù yí shì 富宜氏) and had a son named Zhu (zhū ), Yao became very disheartened when the son did not behave well. So Yao made the game of go to cultivate him morally and intellectually. Meanwhile, some believe a political strategist in the Warring States Period (zhán guó shí qī 战国时期)(475-221BC) created it.

Thinking about learning Mandarin? Not as difficult as you may think!
China Living Tips - Communication & Others

Learning Mandarin

Every Chinese person will tell you that Chinese is incredibly difficult to learn and are totally in shock when they meet a foreigner who is fluent in their own language! Granted, to actually learn to read Chinese – you need to memorize at least 2000 characters – and this will take approximately 2 years of full time study. But to learn Mandarin, to be fluent in the language – I met many foreigners who picked up the language in a year – while studying Mandarin at a local language school and living in China.

I worked with a young British fellow who’s goal was to learn Mandarin during his one year stay in China. He hired some personal tutors for himself and spent many hours teaching himself the language. And, at the end of his year in China, was able to give a speech to the local townspeople – in Mandarin – explaining the differences he found between their local dialect and Mandarin. Pretty impressive! The townspeople were shocked!

Don’t let learning Mandarin scare you. Yes, some of the sounds are unusual and it takes some tongue and jaw practice to get it right. Yes, there are 4 tones to learn in Mandarin and 8 tones to master in Cantonese – but overall – I believe it is much easier to learn to speak Mandarin than it is to learn to speak English. There are no tenses! That cuts out thousands of words and grammar rules you never need to master. And there are no articles (a, the, etc.). And no feminine and masculine to worry about!

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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