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Arch bridges combine function and beauty

Ancient Chinese people began building arch bridges in the Eastern Han Dynasty (AD 25-220), several hundred years later than Greeks and Romans. But Chinese artisans soon created a number of distinct structural styles and features. ...

March 1, 2015, Sunday

Shen surname can be traced to ancient royalty

Naming a family after a kingdom or region has been very common throughout Chinese history. The rise and fall of several Kingdoms named Shen in ancient China contributed to the influential Shen family today. ...

March 1, 2015, Sunday

Achang knives are a cut above

The Achang ethnic group in southwest China is known for its people’s beautiful, sharp and flexible Achang knives and delicious rice-related cuisines....

February 15, 2015, Sunday

Bridge building in China spans 6,000 years

Archaeological discoveries indicate that ancient Chinese began to build bridges as early as 6,000-plus years ago. By the Eastern Han Dynasty (25-220 AD), China had already developed technologies for erecting four types of bridges — beam, arch, hanging and flying. ...

February 8, 2015, Sunday

Noble family was wrongly accused of disloyalty

MOST people with the family name Jiang, a common surname in south China, are thought to originate from the same family with nine sons granted the noble rank of hou....

February 8, 2015, Sunday

Strong tie to eagles among Tajik

Tajik, which means “the one who wears a crown” in the Tajik language, is often called the “eagle of the high mountain” since most people in the ethnic group live on the Pamir Plateau and their emotional...

February 1, 2015, Sunday

Southern Chinese gardens open, natural

LINGNAN is a special type of traditional garden in China. Lingnan gardens aren’t like the private gardens in northern China, which are known for their large sizes and bold and grandiose architectural designs....

January 25, 2015, Sunday

Surname Wei originated in Henan, has royal history

Wei, which literally means “defend” in Chinese, is a surname with a short royal history in China....

January 25, 2015, Sunday

Bulangs get three wedding days

It is always said that the wedding ceremony will be the biggest day for any girl in the world, but for the Bulang girls, they can have three by marrying their only life companions....

January 18, 2015, Sunday

Noble roots define the Chu surname

The Chu surname is unusual in China in the sense that its origins are simple to trace....

January 11, 2015, Sunday


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