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Lin Daiyu

Lin Daiyu (林黛玉; Pinyin: Lín Dàiyù) is one of the principal characters of Cao Xueqin's classic Chinese novel Dream of the Red Chamber. She...

Jia Baoyu and the Twelve Beauties of Jinling

Jia Baoyu (simplified Chinese: 贾宝玉; traditional Chinese: 賈寶玉; pinyin: Jiǎ Bǎoyù; Wade–Giles: Chia Pao-yu; Meaning: Precious Jade) The main protagonist is about 12 or...
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Literature about the Yellow Crane Tower

The yellow Crane Tower in Wuhan City is top of the four most famous ancient towers or pavilions in China. The following two poems...

Influence of Buddhism in Ancient Chinese Arts

Buddhism arrived in China around the 1st century AD (although there are some traditions about a monk visiting China during Asoka's reign), and through...
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Huangmei tone: Eighteen miles away

Huangmei or Huangmei tone (黃梅戲 or 黃梅調) originated as a form of rural folksong and dance that has been in existence for the last...
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Spring River in the Flower Moon Night

Zhang Ruoxu (張若虛) was a Chinese poet of the early Tang dynasty from Yangzhou in modern Jiangsu province. He is best known for "Spring...

Reinventing That Old Town Sound

Dali’s Old Town in rural Yunnan province is a refuge for wayward musicians, a bastion of ethnic folk traditions, and a quiet haven for...

Memorial ceremony to worship “Yellow Emperor” held in China’s Shaanxi

The Yellow Emperor, or simply by his Chinese name Huangdi, is a deity in Chinese religion, one of the legendary Chinese sovereigns and culture...

Chinese kite and Qingming Festival

The Qingming Festival (April 4th) is a good time for kite flying. Some folklorists hold that one of the main reasons ancient people invented...
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Traditional Chinese music: instruments and tuning

Many traditional instruments underwent changes in the early to mid 20th century which has a profound effect on the performance and sound of Chinese...

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