Category Archives: Chinese Art

Cricket Fighting

The cricket culture in China dates back 2000 years and encompasses singing insects and fighting crickets. During the Tang Dynasty (618 – 907 A.D.) the crickets were respected for their powerful ability to “sing”. It was during this time that they started being captured and kept in cages so their songs could be heard all [...]

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Legendary Pharmacist – Li Shizhen

Li Shizhen (1518-1593) was a great Chinese pharmacist in the Ming Dynasty. Born in Jinzhou of Hubei Province, Li Shihen decided to follow the trace of his father, a local renowned medical man, to study traditional Chinese medical science. He was very interested in the proper classification of the components of nature. His major contribution [...]

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Beast sitting on the Top of Huabiao

Four of the most famous Huabiaos in China are to be found at Tian’anmen or the Gate of Heavenly Peace at the entrance to the Forbidden City in Beijing. But do you know which kind of beast is sitting on the Top of Huabiao. These Huabiao were constructed during the Qing Dynasty. Each has a [...]

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