The 2016 Harbin Ice and Snow Festival

Every year, in northeast China’s Heilongjiang province, the city of Harbin hosts the Harbin International Ice and Snow Sculpture Festival, featuring massive ice and snow sculptures—more than a million visitors are anticipated this year. At night, the sculptures are colorfully illuminated and visitors can climb and play on some of the structures. The festival officially […]

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Ming Dynasty Style Furniture

The Furniture in the Ming Dynasty generally refers to the furniture from the Ming Dynasty to the early Qing Dynasty with good materials, fine craftsmanship, and beautiful design. The furniture in Ming dynasty can be classified into five categories according to the function: table & case category, bed & couch category, chair & stool category, […]

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Chinese Calligraphy

Chinese Calligraphy 书法  shūfǎ   Calligraphy As the art of writing Chinese characters, or shufa, is closely related to the latter in its formation and development, boasting as long a history as that of China itself. It is one of the highest forms of Chinese art, serving the purpose of conveying thoughts while also showcasing abstract […]

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The legend of chinese characters

The legend of chinese characters Portrait of Cangjie showing his four eyes and four pupils Cangjie (Tsang-chieh; simplified Chinese: 仓颉; traditional Chinese: 倉頡; pinyin: Cāngjié; Wade–Giles: Ts’ang1-chieh2) is a legendary figure in ancient China (c. 2650 BC), claimed to be an official historian of the Yellow Emperor and the inventor of Chinese characters. Legend has […]

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Arts:Chinese Emperor and Arts

 Arts: 宋徽宗(公元1082年6月7日 – 1135年6月4日)是宋代的第八位皇帝,宋徽宗是一位伟大的画家,诗人和书法家。他的个人生活沉浸于奢华及 精致的艺术之中,但却以悲剧结束。 Sòng huīzōng (Gōngyuán1082 nián 6 yuè 7 rì – 1135 nián 6 yuè 4 rì) shì sòngdài de dì bā wèi huángdì, sòng huīzōng shì yī wèi wěidà de huàjiā, shīrén hé shūfǎ jiā. Tā de gèrén shēnghuó chénjìn yú shēhuá jí jīngzhì de yìshù zhī zhōng, dàn què yǐ […]

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Arts and Travel

Arts and Travel Living Mandarin in Arts and Travel To approach Mandarin learning trought-out specificities related to arts, hand-crafts, fashion, history, travels and other subjects related to China and others countries as well.  Venice 威尼斯是举世闻名的水城 wēinísī shì jǔshì wénmíng de shuǐchéng Venice has been known as the “City of Water” Tag: 威尼斯 wēinísī  Venice         […]

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