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Magic Tibet Ⅴ-- Gandan Monastery
China Travel Guide - Travel in Tibet

 Gandan Monastery
Gandan Monastery (gān dān sì 甘丹寺) is the most special temple of the six Gelug Sect (gé lǔ pài 格鲁派) temples. In the past, there were nearly 4,000 monks in Gandan Monastery. Although it was almost completely demolished during the Cultural Revolution (wén huà dà gé mìng 文化大革命) and nearly all buildings were reconstructed later, the cultural relics have lost more or less. If you are interested in Tibetan Buddhism, here is a choice you can’t miss.

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Weishan
China Travel Guide - Travel in Yunnan

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The Weishan Yi and Hui Autonomous County (wēi shān yí zú huí zú zì zhì xiàn 巍山彝族回族自治县) is located in the south of the Dali Bai Autonomous Prefecture (dà lǐ bái zú zì zhì zhōu 大理白族自治州) in the west of Yunnan Province (yún nán shěng 云南省). Lying in the upper section of Ailao Mountain (āi láo shān 哀牢山) and Wuliang Mountain (wú liàng shān 无量山), Weishan is more than 54 kilometers from Kunming (kūn míng 昆明), the provincial capital of Yunnan, and 54 kilometers from Dali City, the seat of the prefectural government. It has under its jurisdiction nine villages, two towns and 82 village offices.


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Religious Services in Shanghai
China Living Tips - Communication & Others

Shanghai not only is a city of diverse businesses ranging from local owned companies to multinational Fortune 500 companies but also is a city of multifarious religious groups. The diverse choices in religious options include Buddhism, Taoism, Confucianism, Judaism, Islamism, various forms of Christianity, and many more. There are numerous options catered towards different types of people including formal church gatherings, guest lecturers, and even like-minded group meetings. Some noteworthy temples include the City God Temple (at the heart of the old city), Longhua Temple (built in the Three Kingdoms period), Jade Buddha Temple (famous Buddha carving), and St. Ignatius Cathedral (one of the largest catholic churches in Shanghai). 

 
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THE LONG WAY AROUND
Foreigners in China - Foreigners in China

CHINA: Portrait of a People, a photo book by Tom Carter
Reviewed by Han Liang

altCan anyone tell me how many roads there are in this world? For some, there is only one road, the one they choose to go. They follow someone’s footsteps and become someone else’s footsteps. For others, there are many roads, all to Rome, to fame, to wealth, and finally to death. But for Tom Carter, there is no road. He rarely follows anyone’s footsteps. He makes his own.

Ever since graduation from university, Tom has been a gypsy drifting with camera as his eyes and feet travel the maps. From the self-seeking Latino culture trip in Mexico, Central-America and Cuba to the heart-and-soul-seeking trip to China and the rest of Asia (he hits the ground running for India in the coming two years), he has always been on the road. No matter the county road which took him to the images of striking poverty and hardship of a nineteenth century wasteland or the city street which led him to the avant-garde artists’ portrait of an era of post-modernity. It’s a long way around, far away from the main street.

 

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Central Conservatory of Music
Study in China - Colleges and Universities

The Central Conservatory of Music,located on the site of the former Prince Chur's Residence(in which Emperor Kuang - ksu was born),in the southwest corner of the once lnner City of Beijing ,is the only key institution of higher learning directly under the Ministry of cuiture of the State Council among all schools of arts in China.

Though founded in 1950,the history of the Conservatory can edated over half a century ago,for one of its torerunners,the Music Department of the Yenching University,was organized back in 1927,the others being the Music Department of the Literature and Are School of the North China University(1939),the National academy of Music(1940),the Music Department of the National Peiping School of Arts(1946),and thd Music Department of the Northwest Lu Hsun Institute of Literature and Ary.Nevertheless the tradition and facuity of the National Acade-my of Music was mainly carried over by the Conservatory.

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一鸣惊人(yī míng jīng rén)
Learn Chinese - Chinese Idiom

altIn the Warring States Period (zhàn guó 战国), Duke Wei of Qi neglected state affairs, for the first three years of his reign, giving himself over to dissipation. One of his minister, Chun Yukun (chún yú kūn)who had a good sense of humor, said to him:”There is a big bird which has neigher taken wing nor sung for three years.” The duke answered, “Once that bird starts to fly and sing, it will astonish the world.” The duke thereupon devoted himself to his duties and built his state up into a powerful one. This idiom is used to indicate that a person may rise from obscurity and achieve greatness.

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One-Month-Old Birthday and One-Year-Old Catch
Learn Chinese - History and Culture

    One-Year-Old Catch
One-Month-Old Birthday

The One-Month-Old Birthday (mǎn yuè 满月) is a universal custom practiced by all ethnic groups of China. In a family where a baby is born, they will prepare several tables of feast on the baby's One-Month-Old Birthday and invite their friends and relatives to a ceremony to celebrate the occasion. In a traditional one-month-old ceremony, there will be a rejoicing and festive atmosphere in the family and the feast is supposed to be lively and joyful. Normally those joining the feast will bring some gift or a red envelope to show their regard.

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My name is Queenie. I have found a new friend through your service. Definitely, I may have many chances to find someone to talk to or listen to. So I'm so glad to have a good friend to share my feelings or ideas by sending emails to each other.

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