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Ethnic group widely dispersed

Having traveled from China’s east to west to exploit and protect virgin lands in the 16th century, the Xibo ethnic group is regarded as a tough people with strong personality. 4,...

October 26, 2014, Sunday


25 million Zhous come from 2 sources

the family of Zhou stars in Chinese history as a family adept with both the pen and the sword, thanks to two distinguished historic figures — Zhou Yafu and Zhou Dunyi....

October 19, 2014, Sunday


Ancient Shanxi houses strong yet elaborate

In northern China’s Shanxi Province, one of the world’s major coal-producing regions, residential dwellings are normally one of two types — cave houses or courtyard houses.In the mountainous areas,...

October 19, 2014, Sunday


Newlyweds do not live together

The Mulao people have a tradition, kept through the centuries, that few ethnic groups still maintain: Its newlywed couples do not live together. With a population listed at 216,257,...

October 12, 2014, Sunday


Most prolific surname stems from plum

A plum tree that saved a refugee woman and her son contributed to the most common Chinese family name today — Li. Li, which means plum in Chinese, is one of the biggest surnames in the world....

September 28, 2014, Sunday


Northern China’s yaodong last centuries

For several thousand years, yaodong, or cave house, has been a typical residential dwelling for Chinese people living on the Loess Plateau in northern China.The Loess Plateau,...

September 28, 2014, Sunday


Rainbow sleeves, long festival

BEAUTIFUL rainbows do not appear only during rain, but also dwell on the sleeves of girls of the Tu ethnic group in China. Sleeves made in seven colors — red, yellow, green, blue, violet, black and white ...

September 21, 2014, Sunday


Sun surname has multiple origins in ancient China

Sun, which literally means grandson or offspring, is actually a surname of the descendants of different families. There are an estimated 18 million people surnamed Sun in China,...

September 14, 2014, Sunday


City lanes fuse Chinese, Western styles

This term refers to a unique architectural style of residential buildings in Shanghai, which combines both Chinese and Western elements.Built of wood and red bricks, the two- or three-...

September 14, 2014, Sunday


Qiang among China’s ancients

RECORDS of strength and bravery carved onto bones and tortoise shells provide insights into an ancient nomadic people in western China called “Qiang,” who have inhabited the area for more than 3,000 years. While ...

September 7, 2014, Sunday



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