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Tibet – Danba Stone Towers: Introduction Posted May 19, 2016 by Chinavine

Located within the Danba Valley are hundreds of stone towers 30 – 70 meters (200 feet) tall. Some of these towers are estimated to date between 200 – 1600 AD. Towers are four cornered and others star shaped. The Danba ...

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Tibet – Tibetan Knife Making: Tse Ring Dolga Posted May 19, 2016 by Chinavine

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Tibet – Dzongsar Tashi Lhatsé Gonpa (Monastery), Shedra (Academy), and Hospital: Introduction Posted May 19, 2016 by Chinavine

The Dzongsar Tashi Lhatsé Gonpa (Monastery), Shedra (Monastic College), and Tibetan Hospital complex is located on Lhatsé hill in the Menshö valley in south Dêge County near the Yangtze and Yellow Rivers. Dzongsar is a Sakya monastery with a Rimé, ...

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Tibet – Introduction Posted May 19, 2016 by Chinavine

Tibet (Bod in Tibetan (pronounced Po) is geographically and culturally defined by the high elevation Tibetan Plateau. This steppe spans approximately two thousand miles (3,219 km) from east to west and one thousand miles (1,609 km) from north to south. ...

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Streets of Jinan – Introduction Jinan City, Shandong Province Posted Jan 23, 2013 by Chinavine

Experience life in a traditional hutong neighborhood in Jinan City. Jinan is in the Shandong Province in the People’s Republic of China. This film was created by ChinaVine research partners at the Shandong University of Art & Design. The film ...

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Beijing Hutongs – Dencao Hutong Gallery Beijing Province Posted Oct 2, 2012 by Chinavine

Below are some images from the Dencao Hutong in Beijing, where the Chinavine team often stays when visiting the city:

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Roof Raising – Introduction Posted Sep 15, 2010 by Chinavine

Celebrating roof-raising before the construction of a house is a custom in Northern China, and such events often take place in the spring or fall. A Feng Shui master measures the house for auspicious positioning before the ceremony. In the ...

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Buddhism – Bailin Temple Posted Aug 30, 2010 by Falisha Finke Sachon

The Bailin Temple is a sacred Zen Buddhist temple that can be found in Hebei province, in the southeast corner of Zhaoxian County, in China. It was originally built around the 3rd century A.D. during the East Han Dynasty and ...

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Zhujiajiao Water Village – Introduction Shanghai Province Posted Aug 30, 2010 by Chinavine

Nestled 30 miles away from the busy Shanghai metropolis, lies the “water village” of Zhujiajiao, a designated World Heritage site whose close proximity to a network of willow-shaded canals evokes comparisons to Italy’s Venice. Though the town originated 1,700 years ...

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