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Dongba, The Language of Lijiang – Introduction Posted Jun 5, 2012 by Christopher

What does the word Dongba mean? “Dongba” is the name which was given to the written language of the Naxi people. It is thought to be the last living pictographic language on earth. Estimated to contain more than 2,000 characters, ...


Woodcut Books: Yang Fuyuan and Yang Haijun – Woodcut Book Da Zhao Village, Shandong Province Posted Oct 26, 2011 by Chinavine

This book is a woodcut picture collection featuring twenty-four stories about xiao, or filial piety, a love and respect for parents and ancestors, which is one of the most important virtues in Confucian thought. For example, the fifth story of ...

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Dough Figures: Liang Xiucai – Folktale Book Lang Village, Shandong Province Posted Mar 30, 2011 by Chinavine

There used to be many wolves around Lang Village. The children of the village couldn’t go out to play because the wolves were so dangerous. This folk tale describes what the villagers did to make their neighborhood safe for their ...

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