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Chinese Lions

Pairs of lions guard the entrances of halls. The male is represented with a ball under the paw, while the female plays with a lion cub.
#49 Teaching at Taizhou Teachers College, China (Beijing, The Forbidden City)

August 14th 2006
Beyond the Tiananmen Gate, in the heart of Beijing, having passed under the portrait of Chairman Mao, lies the Forbidden City. This was the imperial heart and soul of the Chinese civilization. Between 1420 and 1911 it was the residence and the court of the Ming Dynasty and the Qing Dynasty, and is the largest palace complex in the world. There are 9,999 rooms throughout this "hidden city". 10 ... read more
Asia » China » Beijing

Chinese Flag For centuries China stood as a leading civilization, outpacing the rest of the world in the arts and sciences, but in the 19th and early 20th centuries, the country was beset by civil unrest, major famines, military defeats, and foreign occupation. A... ... read more
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