China's Wonders

From the Great Wall to the Terracotta Army, the relics and artifacts that tell the stories of some of China’s greatest engineering achievements showcase China’s talent and wisdom in dealing with and respecting nature. This column explores some of China’s great ancient achievements.
From the Great Wall to the Terracotta Army, the relics and artifacts that tell the stories of some of China’s greatest engineering achievements showcase China’s talent and wisdom in dealing with and respecting nature. This column explores some of China’s great ancient achievements.
Symbol of old China's education - Art & Culture in China
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Symbol of old China's education

Guozijian was once the highest institute of learning and China's top administrative organ of education during the Yuan, Ming and Qing dynasties.
Only surviving 'safe' held empires' top secrets - Art & Culture in China
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Only surviving 'safe' held empires' top secrets

Huang Shi Cheng, or the Royal Archives Center, served as a safe in ancient China, safeguarding the most confidential materials from the Ming to the Qing dynasties (1368-1911).
Yellow Crane Tower shines again - Art & Culture in China
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Yellow Crane Tower shines again

The Yellow Crane Tower shines once again after an unprecedented 76-day lockdown on Wuhan to contain the coronavirus outbreak.
Manor built for Qing landlords - Art & Culture in China
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Manor built for Qing landlords

A well-preserved residential complex of a Qing Dynasty (1644-1911) landlord sits in Qixia, about 70 kilometers from the downtown Yantai City.
A symbol of ancient Changsha - Art & Culture in China
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A symbol of ancient Changsha

The wall and the pavilion stand as a symbol of ancient Changsha and remind us of the city's past glories and tragedies.
Wuyi hanging coffins mystery - Art & Culture in China
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Wuyi hanging coffins mystery

"Unlike a traditional funeral custom where people are buried underground, Wuyi ancestors put the coffins on the precipitous rocks."
Controversy over a mausoleum - Art & Culture in China
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Controversy over a mausoleum

The Xianling Mausoleum of the Ming Dynasty stands out with its unique design of two chambers for the purpose of co-burials.
Ancient gateway bears witness to centuries of war and disaster - Art & Culture in China
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Ancient gateway bears witness to centuries of war and disaster

Whoever controls the Jianmen Pass controls the gateway to Sichuan Province has been a Chinese saying for centuries.
Gaochang tombs unearth tales of ancient common civilization - Art & Culture in China
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Gaochang tombs unearth tales of ancient common civilization

The Astana Cemetery holds the mummified remains of people who lived in the Ancient City of Gaochang from the midst of the 3rd century to the end of the 8th century.
Telling tales of decadence and bats in Prince Gong's Mansion - Art & Culture in China
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Telling tales of decadence and bats in Prince Gong's Mansion

Prince Gong's Mansion, a mansion that carries the tales of the peak and decadence of the latter half of the Qing Dynasty (1644-1911), currently sits in Xicheng District in Beijing.
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