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Chinese Fans: A Great Gift For You When Shopping In Beijing

06.23.2009 · Posted in Home and Garden Articles

China has a long history of making fans. Archaeological evidence shows that the Chinese tradition of making fans goes back to as early as the Zhou dynasty, over 3,000 years ago. Even back then, ancient artisans had already reached a very high level of skill. Visit the fantastic local shops in Beijing to buy some ...

Discover Exquisite Chinese Kites In Beijing

06.18.2009 · Posted in Home and Garden Articles

China is the birthplace of kites, and it's a great idea to buy one as a gift in Beijing. Most people believe they were invented 2,500 years ago, during the Spring and Autumn Period, by the famous Chinese philosopher Mozi. It is said he used wood to create a "flying bird" that flew in the ...

An Aged Ironsmith Prefers Carefree Life Than A Valuable Purple Clay Teapot

06.11.2009 · Posted in Home and Garden Articles

[I:15:J] Have you ever dreamed of getting a big, fat sum of money by chance? What if you could only have it at the cost of your peaceful life? Could you make a decision like the leading character of this true story? ...

Do you Approve Of How This Aged Blacksmith Dealt With His Priceless Purple Clay Teapot?

06.05.2009 · Posted in Home and Garden Articles

[I:15:J] This is a real-life story. A poor ironsmith was unexpectedly offered 25,000 US dollars for his small purple clay teapot! But in the end he made a 'crazy' decision. Is he crazy or something? Can we ever understand what he really wanted? ...