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Daur migrated and had dynasty

Daur people living in the northern part of China for thousands of years are a group of pioneers whose ancestors established a dynasty in China....

November 23, 2014, Sunday

Zheng has a historically nice ring to it

Zheng is a good surname in Chinese as it is pronounced the same as the word for “principal....

November 16, 2014, Sunday

Building a home above land or water

Ganlanshi fangwu, or stilt houses, are dwellings built on piles and raised over the surface of either land or water....

November 16, 2014, Sunday

Kyrgyz trace roots to nomads

KYRGYZ literally means the nomads in the mountains who take white as their favorite color for its purity. With a total population of 186,708, the Kyrgyz ethnic minority in China mainly live in the Kizilsu ...

November 9, 2014, Sunday

Family of Wu has impressive lineage

Wu is a big family name in China with an impressive population....

November 2, 2014, Sunday

Walled villages built for families, defense

Hakka walled villages located in mostly mountainous regions in southeastern China have widely been deemed as a jewel in the country’s traditional residential structures....

November 2, 2014, Sunday

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. ...

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


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