Tombs in Guangzhou linked to Shang, Ming dynasties

Twenty-five tombs were found during an excavation at Xintang county in Guangzhou of Guangdong province. Archaeologists believe that the tombs date back from the Shang Dynasty (1600-1046 BC) to Ming Dynasty (1368-1644). The findings include three tombs from Shang Dynasty, one pit tomb from the late Western Han Dynasty (206 BC-24 AD), 19 brick-chambered tombs …

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Beijing releases 10 Chinese-English Peking opera classics

Ten bilingual Chinese- English editions of Jingju (京劇 Peking opera or Beijing opera) classics were released inBeijing last Dec. 27. Peking opera is a quintessential part of Chinese culture. Though the lyrics are rich in meaning it is difficult to express them in other languages, which greatly hinders foreigners from understanding and enjoying the art …

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China’s 24 solar terms on cultural heritage list

China’s Twenty-Four Solar Terms has been inscribed on the Representative List of the Intangible Cultural Heritage of Humanity, according to the UN committee. China’s “24 solar terms” is a knowledge system and social practice formed through observation of the sun’s annual motion, and an understanding of a whole year’s changes of season, climate and phenology. …

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