Coal Carving Yangquan China

http://traditions.cultural-china.com/en/16T4948T11005.html   The history of the coal carving can be traced back 6,000-7,000 years. The jet adornments that were unearthed in the cultural stratum at the Xinle ruins in Shenyang, capital city of Northern China’s Liaoning Province, comprise the embryo of coal carving. The jet-carved circlet and lumps sculpted in coal, which were unearthed inContinue reading “Coal Carving Yangquan China”

Yangquan Shanxi China…the City of Yangquan

http://en.yq.gov.cn/ Yangquan, as a newly developed industrial city, is the political, economic and cultural center of the eastern part of Shanxi Province. With jurisdiction over the counties of Pingding and Yuxian, three districts of the Urban, Mining and Suburban, as well as the Economic and Technological Development Zone, it covers an area of 4570 squareContinue reading “Yangquan Shanxi China…the City of Yangquan”

Chinese Opera at Liangjiazhai Shanxi Province China

    http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Shanxi Shanxi Opera (晋剧 Jinju) is a popular form of Chinese opera in Shanxi. It was popularized during the late Qing Dynasty, with the help of the then-ubiquitous Shanxi merchants who were active across parts of China. Also called Zhonglu Bangzi (中路梆子), it is a type of bangzi opera (梆子), a group ofContinue reading “Chinese Opera at Liangjiazhai Shanxi Province China”

Fashan Village in PingDing China

http://s18.photobucket.com/albums/b150/Ladymaggic/China%202010/Fashan%20Village%20PingDing%20China/ Yesterday we visited Billy’s home and village at Fushan Mountains, two hours drive from Yangquan, an hour past Pingding over some beautiful mountain roads.The village was situated in the centre of corn growing mountains, where the mountains were stepped into small fields for the growing of corn without irrigation.The home of the villagers areContinue reading “Fashan Village in PingDing China”

Wu Tai Shan ..Climbing the Mountain

Wu means 5, Tai means Peaks and Shan means Mountain. Wu Tai Shan literally means the five peaked mountain. There are five main peaks…and we stayed at the Main Village which was surrounded by mountains, as it was called the Middle Peak. There are 120 Temples, and the main population of Wu Tai Shan  isContinue reading “Wu Tai Shan ..Climbing the Mountain”

Music in the Park..watch the video

http://www.onetruemedia.com/shared?p=c7297a693e8046775d246d&skin_id=701&utm_source=otm&utm_medium=text_url We went to Nashan Park, and there were some musicians and singers enjoying the day. The students joined them and sang with them. It was a beautiful day. We walked to the Tower and climbed to the top. Then we walked back down and sang with the opera singers and visited the Monkey HouseContinue reading “Music in the Park..watch the video”

Travel talk..Thursday and Saturday

http://www.wiziq.com/online-class/399324-travel-talk-climbing-2-000-steps-to-the-temple-at-wu-tai-shan-mounta Wu Tai Shan Mountain is in the Shanxi province of China. The Holy City has 120 Buddhist temples and the residents all live in the Temples which are also visited by Buddhist devotees from all around China and the world. This talk will feature the climbing of the 2,000 steps to the Temple atContinue reading “Travel talk..Thursday and Saturday”

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