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.
White Deer's Grotto shines as China's first center of education - Art & Culture in China
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White Deer's Grotto shines as China's first center of education

Nestled in the gentle green arms of Lushan Mountain, Jiangxi Province, Bailudong Academy, has long been recognized as China's first school with a complete education system.
Kaiyuan Temple stands as an icon of Buddhism's golden era - Art & Culture in China
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Kaiyuan Temple stands as an icon of Buddhism's golden era

One of the Kaiyuan temples is located in Quanzhou, a coastal city in Fujian Province, and it stands as the nation's most famous.
Qingzhou's mysterious Buddhas - Art & Culture in China
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Qingzhou's mysterious Buddhas

More than 400 Buddha statues, carved between the 5th and 6th centuries, had slept underground for almost 2,000 years until they were unearthed in the small, quiet city in 1996.
Taishan links emperors, gods - Art & Culture in China
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Taishan links emperors, gods

Daimiao Temple, sitting at the southern foot of the mountain, was the place where emperors held grand ceremonies to "get themselves certified by the gods."
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."
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