MAOSHAN SECT – A MYSTERIOUS DAOIST SCHOOL

Maoshan Daoist Sect

Maoshan Daoist sect is one of the most mysterious Daoist schools, known as the inheritor of Supreme Purity camp (上清派) with its principles and cultivation methods explained in Sutra of Supreme Purity (上清经). The statue atop the hill behind the premises is Laozi (Lao Tse, 604 bC – 531 BC), considered as the founder of the modern Chinese Daoism. The […]

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A 400-YEAR-OLD BORDERTOWN IN DESERT

In a remote desert region in China’s west in today’s Yongtai County, Gansu Province, there is a 400-year old Yongtai City. The city was structured to function as military fortress against the Mongols and Tartars who constantly crossed the border to loot the scattered Chinese settlements. The city walls, 12 metres high and 1.7 kilometres in total length, were made of compact yellow […]

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5G AND HUAWEI

Chinese tech giant Huawei on Friday unveiled the world’s first “5G solution-ready” commercial 7nm (nanometre) chipset Kirin 980 which is believed to be the most powerful smartphone SoC (system-on-a-chip) equipped with Artificial Intelligence (AI) capabilities. Huawei Is Ready for 5G Solution The first smartphone to be powered by the Kirin 980 chipset will be Huawei’s Mate 20 series which is […]

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HONGSHAN RED HILL ARCHAEOLOGICAL SITE

The Hongshan Red Hill culture existed during the so-called Neolithic era in the period between 4700 BC to 2900 BC. A large number of jade artifacts, dating back to 5,000 years ago, were unearthed recently. The scope of the ancient Red Hill Cultural archaeological sites includes north of Hebei province, part of Inner Mongolia province and part of former Manchuria region, […]

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KUNQU OPERA: THE PEONY PAVILION

The Peony Pavilion (牡丹亭), Hall Of Longevity (长生殿), Thousands Of Martyrs (千忠戮) and The Fan Of Peach Flowers (桃花扇) are the four most celebrated ancient Chinese operas. Among the four, The Peony Pavilion, also named The Return of Soul at the Peony Pavilion, written in 1598 by Tang Xianzu (汤显祖), one of the two greatest Chinese dramatists, along with Guan Hanqing […]

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