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Mongolian Calligraphy: Chao Luo Meng (Colmon) 朝洛蒙: 书法 – Introduction Posted Jun 8, 2014 by Chinavine

On July 4th, 2014, the ChinaVine team visited Chao Luo Meng (Colmon) at his office in Hohhot, Inner Mongolia, in the People’s Republic of China. Colmon is the Mongolian spelling of his name. The purpose of our visit was to ...

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Saran’s Tailor Shop – Introduction Inner Mongolia Posted Jun 1, 2014 by Chinavine

On July 3rd, 2013, the ChinaVine team visited Saran’s tailoring shop in Hohhot, Inner Mongolia. At the shop, Saran and her employees create beautiful handmade embroidery with local and regional fabrics. With expert knowledge of her craft, Saran works with ...

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Food and Drink of Inner Mongolia – Introduction Inner Mongolia Posted May 25, 2014 by Chinavine

In June & July 2013, ChinaVine collected information on Inner Mongolian ways of life. Included in this research trip was an abundance of time with Inner Mongolia staples such as milk tea, cheese, yogurt, and boiled lamb. The photos in ...

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Oracle Bones – Bibliography Posted Nov 25, 2013 by Chinavine

Works Cited Browne, Malcom W. “‘Oracle Bones’ Testify To an Ancient Eclipse.” New York              Times. New York Times, 4 July 1989. Web. 25 Oct. 2013.               <http://www.nytimes.com/1989/07/04/science/              oraclebones-testify-to-an-ancient-eclipse.html.>.  Campbell, Roderick B. “Toward a Networks and Boundaries Approach to Early  ...

Oracle Bones – Introduction Posted Nov 25, 2013 by Chinavine

Oracle bones were first brought to the attention of modern scholars in 1899 when Wang Yirong, a young Chinese scholar, discovered that the “dragon bones” he had been prescribed for traditional medicinal use were bones inscribed with an early form ...

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Night Markets and Barbecue – Introduction Inner Mongolia Posted Oct 29, 2013 by Chinavine

Aromas of charcoal, star anise, clove, cinnamon, and pepper float through the air. Along the street, dozens of vendors have towed in their grills by bicycle to set up an assortment of food and beverages. The most common consumers of ...

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Games and Stories – Children’s Book Posted Oct 23, 2013 by Chinavine

This book describes the tale of the legendary carp Yanmei. Click and drag the pages from the lower corners to flip through this colorful fish tale.

Games and Stories – Chinese Farmers’ Paintings Posted Oct 23, 2013 by Chinavine

Chinese farmers’ paintings are a modern folk are, influenced by traditional arts such as paper cuts and colorful embroidery.  They are found throughout China; however, the style of each painting can change depending on what region they are painted in.  ...

Chinese Toasting – Introduction Posted Oct 19, 2013 by Chinavine

Chinese Toasting In China, it is usually the host who sits at the head of the round table facing the door. This is the most important position. He or she announces that the dinner begins. The person sitting to the ...

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Inner Mongolia Posted Jul 24, 2013 by Chinavine

Genghis Kahn (1206-1227; known as Chinggis Khan in China) was the emperor of what would become the largest empire in history not long after he died. He accomplished this by uniting nomadic tribes in the northeast, and overtaking much of ...

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