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Huanghuali Furniture and introduction of Huanghuali Furniture

06th August 2010
Huanghuali furniture, the term in Chinese furniture literally means "yellow flowering pear wood furniture". Huanghuali is a member of the rosewood family and is botanically classified as Dalbergia odorifera. In pre-modern times the wood was known as huali... Read >
Author: gicasa

Cat's Eye Ring

05th August 2010
With its smoky color, thin streak of white line and iridescent properties, the chrysoberyl stone seems much like a sleek feline winking at you when natural light hits its beautiful surface. Because of this, it has become popularly known as the "cat's eye"... Read >
Author: David W

Beijing Top Interesting and Cool Museums-Continuing

19th July 2010
Diabolo Museum, a place to collect all kinds of diabloes In the early period, Diabolo was first used as the royal toy, and later became popular among the public. As a good tool of fitness and recreation for the ordinary people, the Diabolo was usually a ... Read >
Author: Nancy Zhai

What are the Reasons Why Did China Invade Tibet

19th May 2010
The motive why did China invade Tibet is unclear as of now. Groups from China, Tibet, and other parts of the world are still debating over the said issue and arguing about who's supposed to govern Tibet. Opinions are still varied and they have to trace ba... Read >
Author: Sturat Michael M

History of Platform Shoes

26th October 2009
You may think platform shoes are something straight out of contemporary pop culture, but you'd be wrong. Platform shoes have a rich and varied history that begins in the theaters of Ancient Greece. Tragic actors would often don platform sandals with wood ... Read >
Author: jane baron

The Beauty of Chinese Jade

16th October 2009
Chinese jade puts forth so many positive attributes that the stone's rise in popularity should be no surprise. With a storied past and a stunning appearance, Chinese jade appeals to both the fashion and spiritual side of every bearer. Described in the ... Read >
Author: Robert Bell

He Xiangning Art Museum

03rd June 2009
The He Xiangning Art Museum is located in Shenzhen and operates between 10 am to 6 pm, on Tuesday through to Sunday. On Friday's, entrance to the museum is free and contemporary artworks are on display. The He Xiangning Art Museum is China's 2nd national ... Read >
Author: Pushpitha Wijesinghe

Finding Historic Old Rare Chinese Silver Coins

12th May 2009
For coin collectors all around the globe, one of the most extraordinary reveals that may ever be obtained in the market today are old rare Chinese silver coins. For one thing, you don't usually find rare Chinese coins from different dynasties in the local... Read >
Author: Christina Goldman
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