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Wed, Nov. 30th, 2005, 11:14 pm
dragonmasterkat: question about the japanese

Hi, i'm new to this community and just joined because I have a quick question and I want to get more than one view on this question. Last year my sister went to china for a year to teach english, and my sister's friend's student is near by at smith, and stayed with us for thanksgiving. One of the topics that came up was why the chinese hated the japanese so much. We went into a whole discussion about what the japanese did to the chinese in world war II, and this is the question/topic that came up.

How do you think the holocost relates to what the japanese did to the chinese in world war II? Was it worse or vise versa, or the same? And just general comments on the topic.

Wed, Nov. 30th, 2005, 02:56 pm
jerrym: (no subject)

Sorry, maybe it is not very similar to your discussions here, but I suppose there are many people amongst you who are fond of sinology and all things connected.

I need to discover, what is the meaning of these:

Sorry once more for disturbing, but I need it very much.

Thu, Oct. 13th, 2005, 02:23 pm
kelly_in_taiwan: Shang Dynasty

I've been interested in learning more about the Shang (later, Yin) Dynasty but I have yet to find many good English-language texts on the subject. Even after checking out several bookstores in the UK and Taiwan, all I am faced with are books on either post-Qin dynastic history or post-1949 Chinese history.

Can anyone recommend any good books on the subject or know of any stores which may supply these? I'm aware that some could be found on Amazon but I currently am not in the position of being able to order anything online..

Thanks! =)

Sun, Jul. 31st, 2005, 10:55 pm
escapetochengdu: holy swine.

UK Times OnlineK

August 01, 2005
Swine flu outbreak kills 34 people
By Jane Macartney in Beijing

CHINA was battling a deadly outbreak of swine flu on several fronts yesterday, rushing vaccine to a southwestern province where 34 people have died, starting a campaign to teach illiterate farmers not to slaughter and eat sick animals and banning journalists from the area.

Vaccine for 350,000 pigs has been flown to Chengdu, the capital of Sichuan province, where the infection has spread to about 100 villages, state media said.

Vaccine for 10 million pigs was being produced to combat the disease, which is contracted from slaughtering, handling or eating infected pigs.

The Health Ministry said that Sichuan had 181 confirmed or suspected cases of Streptococcus suis bacteria, or swine flu, the symptoms of which include nausea, fever, vomiting, and bleeding under the skin.

Details of the conditions of patients in Sichuan were not available after the Chinese Government banned journalists from the area, where 31 people were reported to be in a critical condition.

About 50,000 health workers and officials have been sent to the area to inspect and register every pig and authorities have set up 39 temporary quarantine stations to stop dead pigs from reaching markets.

An official at the China Centre for Disease Control and Prevention blamed the outbreak on unsanitary conditions at Sichuan’s small-scale pig farms combined with a heat wave.

Beijing has banned pig and pork imports from Sichuan and set up checkpoints around the capital to block diseased pork and avert a health threat to its 15 million residents.

Thu, Jun. 30th, 2005, 04:51 pm
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Wed, Jun. 29th, 2005, 10:56 pm
trywhy: (no subject)

anyone understand the differences between the chin and yuan dynasties?

the texts i'm reading metion Gengis Khan frequently, during periods i thought China was controlled by the Jurchens (and southern sungs).

perhaps the Jurchens are mongolians?

(forgive my ignorance, my area is religion)

Fri, Jun. 17th, 2005, 12:59 am
sieg_heil: (no subject)

It's about time that a community was made for lovers Peking Opera. We are looking for enthusiastic members to join and promote the beauty of Peking Opera. We will feature many different things, such as opera masks, scripts, costumes, actors/actresses and arias. It will also be a place not only to discuss opera, but to teach it to those who are curious about the art form!

an art form unlike any other

Fri, Jun. 10th, 2005, 04:03 pm
ex_beijing_c306: 中国历代服饰

I thought it'd be nice to show some examples of Chinese dynasty clothes from Chinese illustration book (I got it from Chinese art class back in China). I scanned two pages and added English translation.

Two pages of Chinese dynasty clothesCollapse )

Thanks to qichao for leading me to here...

Fri, Jun. 10th, 2005, 12:16 am
qichao: (no subject)

i watched 1421: the year china discovered the world tonight. parts of the film might have been made by team zissou. i had only read the first chapter of the book before i lost the will to follow his logic to its absurd conclusions. but overall, i want it to be true. mr menzies is really trying to tell the best tall-tale ever. i can identify with him, i dont want the truth to get in the way of a good story either.

meanwhile, the legends of zheng he are fast becoming tourist destinations. (though personally i'd be terrified to go to singapore). watch out columbus!

Thu, Jun. 9th, 2005, 05:50 pm
i_broke_it_: ancient Chinese jade

I held one of these in my hands today:
coiled dragon

The man who owned it (an ex-college professor) was doing research at the museum library where I intern, and when he heard that I was interested in Asian art, he showed me his artifact. It's Chinese, Hongshan culture, and no one knows what it was used for. The man showed me an Asian art journal with a picture of an ancient Chinese burial plot. This type of figurine was placed on the left side of the body, near the heart. I can't believe I held something from 3000bc in my hands. Amazing.

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