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The Legend of the Wooden Fish

The "wooden fish" is a percussion instrument made of a hollow wooden block originally used by Buddhist priests to beat rhythms when chanting scriptures. These are two kinds of wooden fish: one is round with carved scales and the other is rectangular and suspended in front of dinning halls of Buddhist temples. It is said [...]

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Thousand-Hand Guanyin

At the closing ceremony of Athens 2004 Paralympics Games, performed by 21 hearing impaired girls and boys with the China Disabled People’s Performing Art Troupe (CDPPAT), a six-minute debut of Thousand-hand Guanyin as a "theme song" shocked the world deeply. The movements were of breathtaking precision. The marvelous choreography, lavish costumes and perfect lighting were [...]

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Wu Daozi, Sage in Chinese Painting

In Chinese history, three people are adored as sages. They are the calligraphy sage Wang Xizhi of the West Jin Dynasty (265-316), the poem sage Du Fu of the Tang Dynasty and the painting sage Wu Daozi, also of the Tang Dynasty. Born in Yangzhai (present-day Yu County in Henan Province), Wu lost both his [...]

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