Topics Results for: Commemoration  Found: 10 Results

Inner Mongolia: Bayan Oboo Festival – Introduction Inner Mongolia Posted Jul 7, 2014 by Chinavine

On July 9th, 2013, the ChinaVine team visited the Bayan Oboo near East Ujimqin, Inner Mongolia to partake in a tradition dating back thousands of years. Ancient Mongolian shamans constructed the Oboo in a time long ago to practice traditional ...

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The Opium Wars – Introduction Posted Oct 10, 2013 by Daniel Fandino

The Opium Wars were two conflicts fought between China and Western powers in the 1800s. Caused as much by incompatible world views, pride and misunderstandings on both sides as it was by opium and European demands on an increasing troubled ...

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Rao San Ling – Rao San Ling Day 3: Hu Guo Ci Temple Dali City, Yunnan Province Posted Jun 2, 2013 by Chinavine

The last day of the Rao San Ling festival takes place at Hu Guo Ci temple in Ma Jiuyi village. The temple is over 100 years old, and its purpose is to commemorate the Princess Jingu. During the Cultural Revolution, ...

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Rao San Ling – Rao San Ling Day 2: Men’s Community Orchestra Dali City, Yunnan Province Posted Jun 1, 2013 by Chinavine

On May 14, 2012, the Men’s Community Orchestra in Dali, Yunnan, P.R. China allowed the ChinaVine team to document a special performance coinciding with the Rao San Ling festival. The performance took place at the San Sheng Gong temple. Following ...

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Rao San Ling – Rao San Ling Day 2: Er He Ci Temple Dali City, Yunnan Province Posted Jun 1, 2013 by Chinavine

The pilgrimage continues on the second day of Rao San Ling to Er He Ci temple in He Yi Cheng village. The temple’s courtyard is filled with altars, offerings, and groups of the Bai community chanting in prayer. The temple ...

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Rao San Ling – Rao San Ling Day 1: Sheng Yuan Temple Dali City, Yunnan Province Posted May 31, 2013 by Chinavine

The Rao San Ling festival began on May 13th, 2012 at Cheng Huang Temple at the South Gate of Dali’s Old Town. Throughout the morning, members of the Bai community participating in prayer, chants, singing, and burned material offerings. Many ...

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Rao San Ling – Rao San Ling Preparations Dali City, Yunnan Province Posted May 28, 2013 by Chinavine

Preparations for the Rao San Ling festival occur early in the morning and throughout the day prior to the festival’s official beginning. It is uncommon to find many men within the Temple’s walls on this day for preparations. Many of ...

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Rao San Ling – Introduction Dali City, Yunnan Province Posted May 28, 2013 by Chinavine

The Rao San Ling festival is celebrated by the Bai community annually near Dali in the Yunnan Province of the People’s Republic of China. Dali is a city located in between towering Cangshan Mountains and the scenic Erhai Lake. The ...

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Chinese New Year 2013 – Introduction Shandong Province Posted Feb 10, 2013 by Chinavine

Chinese New Year is considered one of the most important traditional holidays in China. Chinese New Year is also known as the Spring Festival. The festivities last for fifteen days between the first date of the lunar calendar and the ...

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Paper Funeral Figures – Introduction Shandong Province Posted Sep 11, 2012 by Chinavine

Funeral customs of the Caoxian, Shandong Province.Paper Opera Figures are made for use during the funeral opera. They are later burned in order for the deceased to move safely into the next world.

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