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Chinese Qin Dynasty

Qin Dynasty, lasting from 221 to 206 BC, was the first imperial dynasty in the Chinese history. The dynasty survived for 15 years with only two emperors, namely Yingzheng, the first emperor in the Chinese history, and his son Hu Hai.


The Qin Dynasty achieved great improvement in trade, agriculture, and military security. It also introduced several reforms, including the standardization of currency, weights, measures and the establishment of a better system of writing. Read more »

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Forecast for 2013 of the Snake

2013 is the year of the snake. It is going to be a fairly good year for you as there are lots of opportunities for luck and money in this year. Generally speaking, things will work out well for you. It is the good time to setup or develop your business further.

Career – Working hard and be more patient as they may help you accomplish even difficult tasks with ease. Your friends are helpful and will be there whenever you need them. It seems that the pending projects are likely to move ahead and Read more »

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Chengde Summer Resort

Chengde Summer Resort, also called Chengde Out Palace or Rehe Xanadu, was served as the summer resort during the Qing dynasty (1644 – 1912). It is a large complex of imperial palaces and gardens which is located in the north of Hebei Province, 230 kilometers away from Beijing, the capital of Qing dynasty.

The resort took about 90 years to complete, from 1703 to 1792. Covering an area of 564 sq meters, it is the largest imperial garden in China.

Chengde Summer Resort is divided into two sections, namely the palace area and the scenic area. Read more »

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Tai Ji Quan

Tai Ji Quan, Tai Ji or known as Tai Chi Chuan in English, is a type of Chinese Kungfu. In China, it is practiced for defense training and its health benefits.

There are different versions about the origin of Tai Chi Chuan. The most widely accepted one is that it was created by Zhang Sanfeng, a legendary Chinese Taoist priest who is believed to have achieved immortality. However, according to research, Tai Chi Quan was first practiced during the Ming dynasty (1368-1662) by the Chen family Read more »

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Dragon Dance

Dragon dance, also known as dragon lantern dance, is a traditional performance of the Chinese Han people. It has a long history which can date back to the Han Dynasty (180-230 AD). Like lion dance, it is usually performed in festive celebrations.

In Chinese culture, dragons are associated with wisdom, great power, good luck and long life. It is believed that dragon dances can scare away evil spirits and bring good fortune to people. During the dance, the performers bring the dragon to life via holding poles to raise and lower the dragon. Read more »

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