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Official Tree and Flowers of Beijing

While many people are capable of numerating a dozen of palaces of interests in Beijing, few of them could tell the city trees or the city flowers of it. The representative plants selected as the symbols of China’s capital, bear the very traits that assemble the people living in it. Official city trees: the Chinese [...]

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Four Gentlemen in Plants

In ancient China, people called a man of great virtue a gentleman. In the world of flowers plum blossoms, orchids, bamboo and chrysanthemums are known as the four gentlemen in China because these plants’ natural character have something in common with human virtues. They have all long been featured in ancient paintings and poems used [...]

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Chong Yang Festival

The "Chong Yang Festival", also as such known as the Double Ninth Festival, is celebrated on the ninth day of the ninth lunar month. The festival can be traced back as early as the Warring States Period (475 – 221 BC). According to the yin/yang dichotomy which forms a basis to the Chinese world view, [...]

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