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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...
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Concubine Yang Guifei and her love story

The affair of the last Tang emperor in China and his beautiful concubine, Yang Guifei (Yang Kwei-fei) was the great love story of the...
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The Story of Lady Meng Jiang

Lady Meng Jiang or Meng Jiang Nü (孟姜女), is a Chinese tale, with many variations. Later versions are set in the Qin dynasty, when...
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Chinese music: The Red Plum Blossoms

In the early 20th century after the end of Imperial China, there were major changes to traditional Chinese music as part of the New...
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Dizi: the Chinese transverse flute

The dizi  is a Chinese transverse flute. These names are likely to have multiple spellings, too, depending on the transliteration used to convert from Chinese...

Chinese director Zhang Yimou’s G20 concert serenades world leaders with ‘global language’ of music

A Chinese choir serenaded world leaders during a lakeside concert on Sunday night after the start of the Group of 20 summit in Hangzhou. Held...

Traditional Chinese Musical Instruments

Ancient Chinese believed that the music could purify people's minds. More than 3,000 years ago, ancient China had some 70 types of musical instruments....
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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...

Chinese Composer Plays From Rural Roots to Serenade Oscars, Golden Lions

At the turn of the millennium, the surprise blockbuster hit Crouching Tiger, Hidden Dragon took American and European awards shows by storm. For Tan...
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The Beauty of Two West Lakes

West Lake (西湖) is a freshwater lake in Hangzhou, the capital of Zhejiang province in eastern China. It is divided into five sections by...

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