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The Character: Jing

As we all know, Beijing and Nanjing are two of China’s modern metropolises. Well, do you know the reason that whey they both use the character jing in their names? In fact, jing means capital city, and accordingly Nanjing and Beijing were both once imperial capitals. Also, Xi’an and Luoyang were also both known respectively [...]

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Augury

In ancient times, human’s knowledge was not fully developed. People resorted to the way of divination often in order to obtain an explanation of unexplained thing or just for the easement of the soul. The same is true in China. Divination in ancient China possessed a very important social significance, regarded as sacred ceremony controlled [...]

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