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The Chinese Water Lantern Festival

The Chinese have designed and crafted lanterns that can float in water and glide in the air. Though sky lanterns were initially crafted as a device, to send signals, today they are used as decorative articles. Water Lanterns in Chinese…

Pre-Qin Period in History of China

With a time span of over 1,800 years, the Pre-Qin Period (2,100 B.C.-221 B.C.) refers to the period preceding the Qin dynasty (221-206) in Chinese history, and it goes through 3 different historical stages, namely, the Xia dynasty (2070 B.C.-1600…

The Beauty in Human Relationships

Paul Butler (a Facebook Engineer) put together a stunning visual social media map connecting pairs of friends on Facebook from their respective locations across the globe. What came out was a beautifully rendered map of the world with countries in…

A Brief History of Chinese Literature

Chinese literature goes back thousands of years, from the dynastic court records to novels that became popular during the Ming Dynasty (1368-16440). During the Tang Dynasty (618-907) woodblock printing was invented, and along with movable type printing that was introduced…