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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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Guan Zhong

Guan Zhong is a well-known historical politician in the Spring and Autumn Period. Over two thousand years ago, Duke Huan of the State of Qi became the first super-duke. Before becoming duke of the state, Guan Zhong has been the aide to a rival prince, and almost killed Huan with an arrow during battle. Even [...]

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Memorial Temples

A memorial temple is a place to offer a sacrifice to dead ancestors or the late sage, including Wise Men’s Ancestral Hall, Ancestor’s Hall (orZong Ci) and Fane, of which the Ancestor’s Hall is the most popular. It is the place to worship clan ancestors, also called ancestral halls. It is the combined core of [...]

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