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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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Chinese: From Columns to Rows

Written horizontally or vertically, right-to-left or left-to-right? That is the question. Most Western languages use horizontal writing and printing with words from left to right in a row and row changes from top to bottom. This system of horizontal writing is also used in modern Chinese. But traditionally, Chinese, together with Japanese and Korean, was [...]

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