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Chinese Silk(part one)

Chinese Silk Several thousand years ago. when the silk trade first reached Europe via the Silk Road . it brought with it not only gorgeous silk apparel and decorative items. but also the ancient and resplendent culture of the Far East. Fro...

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Silk and stamp, printing, and engraving

Silk and stamp. printing. and engraving Printing. alongside compass. gunpowder. and papermaking. are ancient China`s four great inventions. which have greatly promoted the development of human civilization worldwide. Nonetheless. tradition...

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The making of silk

The making of silk generally refers to the process of dividing raw silk from cocoons into strands horizontally and vertically. before weaving them together into pieces of fabric. The actual manufacture processes of various silks vary. but...

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Silk and Chinese art

The artworks with silkworm as the theme The life of a silkworm is amazing. In its short life. it undergoes four changes -- from egg to larva (generally known as silkworm) to chrysalis (cocoon or pupa) to moth. These changes inspired ancien...

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Silk and ancient Chinese rites

Silk and ancient Chinese rites China. as a country of ceremony and propriety. has for millenniums been attaching great importance on rites. with its origins in Confucius theory. Chinese silk. used as a way to distinguish between different...

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Silk and painting

Silk was once used as a main material for writing and painting. before being replaced by paper upon the latter`s invention. However. the tradition of painting on silk was kept. used not only for professional artistic works. but also as dec...

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Chinese Steelyard--Gancheng

The steelyard is a Chinese invention. As early as 200 B. C.. China began to make a scale of this type big enough to weigh several hundred pounds. The steelyard consisted of the following parts: an arm. a hook. lifting cords and a weight. T...

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The Nianhua of chinese

Until the mid-20th century. nianhua (New Year woodblock prints) were the most common form of household decoration in China. As the title of the genre suggests. most nianhua were designed to facilitate New Year celebrations. and with their...

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Bridges

The way to row the Wupeng boat is unique. A boatman sits on the stern. padding the boat with his feet. He carries the oar under his arm to steer and tum the boat. One spring. I went to a region of rivers and lakes in Jiangsu and Zhejiang p...

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WeiQi

Checker Board Space --Communicate through fingers and between black and white If we regard national Go as the sign of Chinese five thousands splendid culture. it is hard to avoid that someone against that. However. in ancient and modern. C...

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