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From oracle bones to modern script

Author:   XU YANG      

Since they first emerged, Chinese characters have undergone 3,000 years of development. However, there is a lack of systematic analysis of their evolution. The book series the Evolution of Chinese characters, altogether five volumes, fills in the gaps in research.

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Past, present of Chinese maritime civilization

Author:   CHEN FENGLING      

At the beginning of 2014, the Chinese Communist Party and state leaders repeatedly proposed the “B&R” initiative.

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Cultural conventions and preservation

Author:   MENG FANHUA      

In the annals of Chinese cultural icons, few modern writers in China can compare with Wang Chonglü. Wang stands out not only because of his erudition, but also because of his understanding and explanation of the “national quintessence.”

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Treasures buried within nomadic maps

Author:   WANG ZIJIN      

Prairie landscapes have played an important role in the exploitation and expansion of transportation networks. Arnold Toynbee, an English historian, said in his work A Study of History,

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Filling in blanks of economic geographical transitions

Author:   WU SONGDI      

Modern economic geography is an important part of China’s historical economic geography.

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Function, cultural connotations of city walls

Author:   FU QINGYUAN      

City walls represent an important milestone in the evolution of human civilization. Karl Marx divided the human community into three main epochs: the stages of savagery, barbarism and civilization.

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Code of conduct embedded in family instructions

Author:   ZHANG JIAWEN      

Family instructions, which refer to codes of conduct formulated by respected, intelligent individuals that describe expected behavior among family members, embody the richness and profoundity of traditional Chinese culture.

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Paying tribute to the first generation of migrant workers

Author:   GAO DAN, ZHU JUN      

On Aug. 23, Amazon announced it would distribute an English version of Jia Pingwa’s novel Happy Dreams via its online outlets in 14 countries.

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Cultural consumption in the Ming Dynasty

Author:   LIU DELONG      

In Favor for Elegance, author Ye Kangning discards the usual research focus on the painting, and considers the painting as a commodity to investigate the complex guanxi network and renqing behind the collection and sale of the painting from sociological and economic perspectives, revealing the economic ties among elite groups during the Jiawan years...

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From “four” to “thirty” great inventions

Author:   FENG LISHENG      

Thirty Great Inventions of China totals 500,000 words with 600 drawings and 34 essays. It begins with Hua Jueming’s summary on the thirty great inventions that elaborates on the identification and classification of inventions and the selection of great inventions.

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Scholar devoted decades to study of Chinese dialects

Zhuang Chusheng was born in 1968 in Pinghe County, Southeast China’s Fujian Province. He studied various branches of...

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