Happy Chinese New Year – The Year Of Rat

February 6, 2008 at 11:05 pm | Posted in 神州 | Leave a comment

祝 大 家 鼠 年 快 樂,万 事 如 意!

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Jewish Community In Shanghai, China

February 3, 2008 at 1:54 pm | Posted in 神州 | Leave a comment

With the Jewish community of Shanghai reaching a population of 1200, Shehebar Sephardic Center (SSC) in Jerusalem have recently consecrated a brand new synagogue in the center of Shanghai city.

Shanghai Jewish history dated back to early 19th century…

Link:
Jewish Communities of China  – Photos

Unusual Snow Storms In China

February 1, 2008 at 7:01 pm | Posted in 神州 | Leave a comment

The worst snow storms in 50 years crippled transportation system in China during this biggest holiday season. With Chinese Lunar New York is only one week away, thousands of people stranded in cars, buses and train stations…

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“Yasukuni” (日本的靖國神社) By Chinese Director – Ying Li

January 23, 2008 at 10:29 pm | Posted in 神州 | Leave a comment

Being the only Chinese director in Japan’s film society, his documentary film opens wounds in Japanese as officials honor the deceased at the legendary shrine, where swords used to kill Chinese, Korean and Okinawans were famously forged. yasukuni.jpg 

Beijing And London’s Olympic Stadium

November 9, 2007 at 12:59 pm | Posted in 神州 | Leave a comment

Beijing 2008 Olympic is coming soon… and London reveals its 2012 Olympic stadium model. Do they look the same? One looks like a birdsnest and the other looks like a noodlesoup bowl.

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Beijing Birdsnest – Dec. 2003 ~ Mar. 2008

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London Noodlebowl – Apr. 2008 ~ 2012

Five Elements – In Chinese Traditional Philosophy

October 20, 2007 at 10:05 pm | Posted in 神州 | Leave a comment

The doctrine of five elements describes two Cycles of Balance, a generating or creation (生, shēng) cycle and an overcoming or destruction (克, ) cycle of interactions between the phases.

Generating

  • Wood feeds Fire;
  • Fire creates Earth (ash);
  • Earth bears Metal;
  • Metal collects Water and
  • Water nourishes Wood.

Overcoming

  • wood parts earth;
  • earth absorbs water;
  • water quenches fire;
  • fire melts metal and
  • metal chops wood

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