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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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那达慕 (Traditional Mongolian Festival) – Introduction Posted Jun 11, 2013 by Chinavine

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Nadam: A Traditional Mongolian Festival – Introduction Inner Mongolia Posted Jun 11, 2013 by Chinavine

Nadam is a traditional Mongolian activity. “Nadam” in Mongolian means “entertainment”, “game”, or “fun”. In early times, Nadam was dedicated to God of heaven and ancestors to plead for blessing, meanwhile, Mongols enjoyed themselves. “Three manly skills”, horse racing, wrestling ...

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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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The Peking Opera – Characters in the Peking Opera Beijing Province Posted Jun 20, 2012 by 0

There are four main characters roles in the Peking opera. They are : shêng(male character), tan (female character), ching (painted faces), ch’ou(jester). To make the role more specific prefixes are added. Some important prefixes are wu (warrior), Lao (elderly person), ...

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The Peking Opera – Introduction Beijing Province Posted Jun 20, 2012 by 0

The Peking Opera can be traced back to ancient times when dancers would perform at religious ceremonies and the festivals of feudal lords. The dancers, accompanied by lutes and pipes, would act out battle scenes as monsters and animals from ...

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