The state of "Nirvana" is the ultimate state of the cultivation of the Buddhists, and it is a common subject of Buddhist art.
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]
Date: September 16th 2011
Three holidays are making their way through China's culture: The second most important holiday in the country, Mid-Autumn Festival and the consumption of the Moon-cakes with family and friends was celebrated on September 12th; Teachers' Appreciation Day was remembered on September 11th; and China's National Holiday will be on the calendar on October 1st. I want to wish all of my ... read more