Now and Then


Magnificent bronze chariots that befit army of terracotta warriors

LISTED as a UNESCO World Heritage Site, the famous Mausoleum of the First Qin Emperor — Qin Shi Huang (259-210 BC) — in northwest China’s Shaanxi Province highlights not only a massive terracotta army ...

September 19, 2021, Sunday


Huazhi Temple’s Buddhist grottoes still breathtaking after 1,200 years

Hidden in the deep forest on the Huashi Mountain surrounded by Zhuxi Lake in the city of Qionglai, Sichuan Province, Huazhi Temple earns its reputation from its beautiful Buddhist grottoes that date back ...

September 12, 2021, Sunday


An ancient Chinese artwork once used to regulate troop movement

IN Chinese, the word fuhe means “in accordance with,” but many people, even Chinese, don’t know it was split into two words more than 2,000 years ago. The noun fu represents the tally used to regulate ...

September 5, 2021, Sunday


A place to call home for the Chen clan in Guangdong Province

As the most common surname in southern China, people surnamed Chen can find their origins in Chen’s Lineage Hall in Guangzhou, Guangdong Province....

August 29, 2021, Sunday


Recovering stolen cultural relics

COUNTLESS Chinese cultural relics were plundered by foreign invaders during wars. To recover them, a commission was established in 1945 after the victory of the War of Resistance against Japanese Aggression ...

August 22, 2021, Sunday


Myths and marvels surround worshipped Guangzhou temple

South Sea God Temple in Guangzhou, Guangdong Province, has blessed the coastal city’s fishermen with safe voyages and bumper harvests for more than 1,400 years....

August 15, 2021, Sunday


Stolen Buddha statue comes home to China

ALMOST a century after it was stolen, a stone Buddha head statue from the Tianlongshan Grottoes (Tianlong Mountain Grottoes) returned to its home in Taiyuan, Shanxi Province, at the end of July. Tianlongshan ...

August 8, 2021, Sunday


Mystery of Hebei tomb’s king

IN the spring of 1968 on Lingshan Mountain in Mancheng County, central China’s Hebei Province, a People’s Liberation Army troop blew up a slope to dig a tunnel. After the loud bangs, however, a deep, ...

August 1, 2021, Sunday


Trees’ spiritual value imbued in bronze relic

IN the hit film “Avatar,” there is a giant tree called Hometree, which is a point of extreme spiritual significance to the Na’vi clans on Pandora. In the real world, trees have long been involved in a ...

July 25, 2021, Sunday


A magnificent tomb befitting wealthy, powerful emperor

Maoling (Mao Mausoleum), the tomb of Han Dynasty’s (202 BC-AD 220) seventh emperor Liu Che (156-87 BC), has earned its outsize reputation with the largest size, longest construction time and most valuable ...

July 18, 2021, Sunday




 

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