Archive for September, 2009

Chinese Culture – Mysterious Rock Paintings in Guizhou(1)

Wednesday, September 30th, 2009

Guizhou Province, located in southwest China, boasts numerous mountains and valleys. Over the sweep of history, local people have created many calligraphic and painting works on cliffs and rocks, leaving much information about the culture and traditions of the ancient society.

Cliff Painting in Guanling Niujiaojin

Cliff paintings of Guizhou are mostly distributed along Chishui River in north Guizhou. In ancient times, salt that Guizhou people fed on were all imported from the neighboring province of Sichuan and Chishui River was the most convenient waterway to transport it. In order to pray for safety, Buddhist figures were carved on cliffs along the river. Buddhist statues also appear on cliff rocks of other parts of the province, which were created against natural shapes of rocks.

An image of deer in the rock paiting of Huamaya Cliff

Source: chinaculture.org

Chinese Character – fame:名声

Wednesday, September 30th, 2009

fame:

Chinese Pinyin: ming2 sheng1

(Source: about.com)

Learn Chinese Podcast – Happy China 647

Wednesday, September 30th, 2009

今天的快乐成语是——按图索骥

主持人说:上有天堂,下有苏杭,嘉兴在中央

嘉兴艺术家笔下的嘉兴图

著名书画家饭牛老先生给节目组题的字:万里海疆快乐行

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这一周,我们进入了中国有名的经济特区——深圳。This week,we came to China’s famous Special Economics Zone,Shenzhen.

(Source: cctv.com)