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Chagan Lake Nature Reserve
China Travel Guide - Travel in Jilin

Chagan Lake Nature Reserve

Chagan Lake (chá gàn hú 查干湖) is a lake in Jilin, China. The name "Chagan" is from Mongolian, meaning sacred, pure or white, so the lake is often referred to as Sacred Lake or Holy Water Lake by local people. The lake is known for traditional winter fishing that date back to prehistoric times. Chagan Zhuoer (chá gàn nào ěr 查干淖尔) Winter Fishing Tradition Chagan Lake is the only place that saves the oldest Mongolia fishing method. It is listed as a National Intangible Cultural Heritage of the People's Republic of China. The annual Winter Fishing Festival is held to remember the old winter fishing tradition. Fishermen first drill many holes through the thick ice and then place net under the ice. The Lake set a Guinness World Record of a single net that yielded 104,500 kg fish in 2005, and broke its own by 168,000 kg of fish in 2008.
Mt. Lushan, National Geopark of China
China Travel Guide - Travel in Jiangxi


Lushan (lú shān 庐山) lies in the south of Jiujiang City (jiǔ jiāng shì 九江市), Jiangxi Province (jiāng xī shěng 江西省), about 36km away from the center of the city. It is on the north bank of Poyang Lake (pó yáng hú 鄱阳湖), the south bank of the Yangtze River. It stretches about 25km from the south to the north and 20km from the east to the west. It is among the first Key Scenic Districts as "National Geopark of China (guó jiā dì zhì gōng yuán 国家地质公园)", which was included in the UNESCO world heritage list in 1996.   Show map

大公无私 (dà gōng wú sī)
Learn Chinese - Chinese Idiom

   Da Gong Wu Si
Chi Huang-yang lived during the Spring and Autumn Period (chūn qiū 春秋时期,770- 476 BC0. When the king asked him who he thought would be a suitable magistrate for Nan-yang Country, Chi Huang-yang answered, "Shie Hu would definitely do a very good job." The king was very surprised at this answer, and asked him, "Isn't Shie Hu your enemy? How come you're suggesting that he do the job?"

One Hundred Birds Serenade the Phoenix
Learn Chinese - History and Culture

   One Hundred Birds Serenada the Phoenix
The best-known piece of Suona (suǒ nà 唢呐) is One Hundred Birds Serenade the Phoenix (bǎi niǎo cháo fèng 百鸟朝凤), which is especially popular in Shandong (shān dōng shěng 山东省), Anhui (ān huī shěng 安徽省), Henan (hé nán shěng 河南省) and Hebei (hé běi shěng 河北省) provinces. After a spirited introduction, the orchestra settles down to a fixed accompaniment mode. With this background, the Suona section plays a vigorous, piping tune in imitation of the chirping of birds in flight. The closeness of the mimicry expresses the people's love for nature and the intense scrutiny of ordinary life by folk artists, as well as their virtuosity in performance. Such beautiful and auspicious tunes help to account for the popularity of this instrument.

Western Horoscope vs Chinese Zodiac
China Living Tips - Communication & Others

Western Horoscope refers to the twelve zones of celestial longitude during one cycle of the earth's orbiting the sun. It is actually a way of dividing months in a year. 

The twelve zones are addressed by twelve constellation names: 

Aries, Taurus, Gemini, Cancer, Leo, Virgo, Libra, Scorpio, Sagittarius, Capricorn, Aquarius, Pisces.
The so called "Chinese Zodiac" is actually a different concept from the Zodiac in western horoscope. Maybe because both of them have twelve items and many of the items are named after animals, the original interpreter connected them together.
Southeast University
Study in China - Colleges and Universities

Southeast University (SEU) is one of the national key universities administered directly under the Ministry of Education of China. As a centennial prestigious university, it is located near the city center of Nanjing, to the west of the Purple Mountain and the south of Xuanwu Lake.

Southeast University is one of the oldest institutions of higher learning in China, whose origin can be traced back to 1902, when it was founded as Sanjiang Normal College. In 2000 Nanjing Railway Medical College (which is listed by WHO), Nanjing College of Communication and Nanjing Geological School were incorporateted into Southeast University.