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Needle and Thread Boxes: Zhe Yong Qing & Sun Xiu Ying – Artist At Work Xiaozhan Village, Shandong Province Posted Nov 14, 2011 by Chinavine

To make each box, Zhe begins with a mat that he weaves from Chinese sorghum stalks. After sweeping the mat to remove dirt and dust, he wheat-pastes pieces of newspaper to the mat and traces an outline for the box’s ...

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Beijing Province Posted Jul 19, 2011 by Chinavine

Beijing Province, also known as Peking, is the capital of the People’s Republic of China. Recognized as a cultural, political and education center, Beijing hosted the 2008 Olympic Games. The city has a population of approximately 22,000,000 people. With 16 ...

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Jinan City Posted Jul 18, 2011 by Chinavine

Jinan is the provincial capital of Shandong Province and home to more than six million people. This thriving metropolis boasts eighteen universities and colleges with approximately 200,000 students. It is the economic and cultural hub of the region and China’s ...

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Beijing Hutongs – Works Cited Beijing Province Posted Apr 27, 2011 by Chinavine

Acharya, S.K. “Urban development in post-reform China: Insights from Beijing.”¬†Norwegian Journal of Geography 59 (2005): 228-236. Collins, Michael. “Protecting The Ancient Alleys of Beijing.” Contemporary Review January (2005): 34-38. du Cros, Hilary, Thomas Bauer, Carlos Lo, & Song Rui. “Cultural ...

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Beijing Hutongs – Transportation Beijing Province Posted Apr 27, 2011 by Chinavine

Transportation is one of the most serious challenges facing Beijing today. Bicycles have always been popular and benefit from the mostly flat terrain. Recent estimates have put the number in Beijing at 10,000,000 or higher. Unfortunately they have now become ...

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Beijing Hutongs – Business Beijing Province Posted Apr 27, 2011 by Chinavine

The stalls and shops are the heart of the neighborhood, pumping business activity into the veins of the hutong as well as stimulating social interaction. The Heavenly Peach farmers market for fresh produce and the Cheng Dou Snack restaurant provide ...

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Beijing Hutongs – Social Living Beijing Province Posted Apr 27, 2011 by Chinavine

Traditionally, the Chinese have believed that there is an energy in the earth and that living close to it keeps you connected to that energy. They feel it’s important to keep their feet on the ground, which is why the ...

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Needle and Thread Boxes: Zhe Yong Qing & Sun Xiu Ying – Cultural Heritage Xiaozhan Village, Shandong Province Posted Dec 20, 2010 by Chinavine

In China’s traditional culture, men work the land and women take care of domestic duties. Females must be skillful at crafts such as spinning, weaving, embroidering, and shoe making. Only a woman who possesses very good craft skills will be ...

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Needle and Thread Boxes: Zhe Yong Qing & Sun Xiu Ying – Gallery Xiaozhan Village, Shandong Province Posted Dec 20, 2010 by Chinavine

Painted boxes below depict butterflies, birds, fruit, and a variety of flowers.

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Needle and Thread Boxes: Zhe Yong Qing & Sun Xiu Ying – Introduction Xiaozhan Village, Shandong Province Posted Dec 20, 2010 by Chinavine

Zhe Yong Qing and Sun Xiu Ying, a husband and wife team, create “needle and thread boxes” from their home in Xiaozhan village. They both learned the craft from Zhe’s mother.

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