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Ming Xiaoling Mausoleum
China Travel Guide - Travel in Jiangsu

 Ming Xianling Mausoleum
Ming Xiaoling Mausoleum
(míng xiào líng 明孝陵) is located at the southern foot of Purple Mountain (zǐ jīn shān 紫金山), in the east suburbs of Nanjing City (nán jīng shì 南京市). It is the mausoleum of Zhu Yuanzhang (zhū yuán zhāng 朱元璋), the first Ming Dynasty (míng cháo 明朝) emperor. It was constructed in 1381, and took more than 30 years to complete. With a long history of more than 600 years, it is one of the largest imperial mausoleums existing in China, as a historical monument put under state protection. Ming Xiaoling Mausoleum is regarded as the representative of the highest achievement in early Ming Dynasty, and has influenced the form of the imperial mausoleum in the following 500 years.

Jingdezhen, Porcelain Capital of China
China Travel Guide - Travel in Jiangxi

Jingdezhen Porcelain

Jingdezhen (jǐng dé zhèn 景德镇), known as the "Porcelain Capital" of China, has a long history and a magnificent culture. It is located on the south of the Yangtze, between the Huangshan Mountain (huáng shān 黄山) range and the plains of Poyang Lake (pó yáng hú 鄱阳湖). It is one of the four famous towns in Chinese history, designated one of the first 24 famous Chinese cities of historical and cultural interests and a first-rate city opening to the foreigners by China's State Council. 

Thirty-Six Strategies 17-20
Learn Chinese - History and Culture

17.Throw out a brick to attract a jade

It was said that a poet named Chang Jian of the Tang Dynasty one day heard that Zhao Gu would visited Ling Yan Temple of Su Zhou. In order to invite Zhao Gu to poetize, he wrote down two sentences on the wall in advance. Sure enough this unfinished poem attracted Zhao Gu's attention, and he wrote down another two more wonderful sentences to finish this poem. Later on people described Chang Jian's action as " Throw out a brick to attract a jade ".
Nanjing University of Aeronautics and Astronautics
Study in China - Colleges and Universities

Nanjing University of Aeronautics and Astronautics was established in October, 1952. It is located in Nanjing, the ancient capital of six dynasties. Minggugong Campus is situated on the remains of the ancient Ming Palace, and Jiangjunlu Campus is situated in Jiangning Economic and Technological Development Zone, covering an area of more than 460 acres with a building floor space of 800, 000 square meters. The library has a collection of over 2, 000, 000 volumes. Now the total number of registered students is 24, 600, including 15, 600 undergraduates, 6, 000 postgraduates, and 200 international students. NUAA also has 5, 200 part-time students. NUAA has a staff of 2, 900, among whom over 1, 700 are faculty members and researchers, including about 1000 professors and associate professors, 10 CAS academicians, 199 Ph.D. supervisors, 3 members of Academic Degree Committee under the State Council, 3 "Changjiang Scholar Award" professors, 26 professors with national or provincial recognition for their outstanding contributions, 136 experts who enjoy special government allowance.

Don't do Them When Using Chopsticks
China Living Tips - Communication & Others
DON'T Placing Chopsticks Unevenly
Chinese people regard it as inauspicious to place a pair of
chopsticks unevenly on the table before, during or after a meal. They call it "son thong liang duan", or " three long and two short", which indicates death. According to traditional Chinese customs, dead
bodies were placed in coffins in the past. In those days, coffins were
made from two short boards at the front and back, and three long
ones at the two sides and the bottom-hence the saying. Therefore, it is taboo to place one's chopsticks unevenly on the table.

DON'T Pointing at Others with Chopsticks
You should never perch your chopsticks between the thumb, middle, ring and little fingers, while sticking out your index finger, as it implies abuse. In most cases, Chinese people point at others with their index fingers to scold them. Therefore, such a movement is unacceptable. It is also considered bad manners to point at others,with your chopsticks, while chatting during a meal.
害群之马(hài qún zhī mǎ)
Learn Chinese - Chinese Idiom

altIt was about four thousand years ago. Huangdi (Yellow Emperor)-the first legendary ruler in China went to the countryside to visit an old friend with his entourage. They met a boy keeping watch over a herd of horses on their way.


Huangdi asked the boy, "Do you know the way to my friend's village far away from here?"