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

Shortly after being ordained as a monk at a Nyingma Monastery in 1841, twenty one year old Jamyang Khyentsé Wangpo (1820-1892) set off on the first, of at least two, arduous and remarkable journeys across the Tibetan plateau to meet ...

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Tibet – Cultural Heritage Posted May 19, 2016 by Chinavine

The cultural heritage of Tibet emerged during the seventh century, coinciding with the Tibetan empire (seventh to ninth centuries AD) and the arrival of Buddhism. This is a heritage defined by a shared literature, history, language, religion (Buddhist or Bönpo) ...

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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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The Great Wall – Introduction Posted Jul 23, 2014 by Daniel Fandino

Perhaps no other man-made structure on Earth staggers the imagination as the Great Wall of China. Thousands of miles long, the wall was built up over centuries by a succession of Chinese states and dynasties into one of the greatest ...

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Oracle Bones – Introduction Posted Nov 25, 2013 by Chinavine

Oracle bones were first brought to the attention of modern scholars in 1899 when Wang Yirong, a young Chinese scholar, discovered that the “dragon bones” he had been prescribed for traditional medicinal use were bones inscribed with an early form ...

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The Terracotta Army – Introduction Posted Oct 10, 2013 by Daniel Fandino

The Terracotta Army stands alongside the Great Wall and the Forbidden City as iconic symbols of China. Discovered in the 1970s near the modern day city of Xi’an in western China, the army is comprised of an estimated 8000 human ...

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