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Home among the mountains

Maonan people have been living in the mountainous region of Guangxi Zhuang Autonomous Region for more than 2,000 years and are proud of it....

December 21, 2014, Sunday

Pillar dance a festival highlight

Dancing around the pillars according to set orders is one of the most important activities for Jingpo people during their big festivals....

December 7, 2014, Sunday

Royalty runs deep in Wang surname

Wang is one of the better surnames to have in China as it means king....

November 30, 2014, Sunday

Veranda-style buildings populate the south

Qilou, arcade building or arcade house, is a fusion of traditional Asian architecture and the 18th century Western veranda style, with some Indian and Arabic influences thrown in....

November 30, 2014, Sunday

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


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