Minor Snow: A forerunner of winter chills
A cold front has recently swept across
China, driving out the lingering mildness of the previous season while kicking
off the second solar term of the winter.
Xiaoxue, or Minor Snow in English, started
on Wednesday, in the wake of a new round of temperature plummeting from 7 to 20
It is the 20th of the 24 solar terms in the
lunar calendar, which usually refers to the period of time from Nov 22 to Dec
7. During this time, northwest wind usually frequents the Chinese territory,
Baina qin exhibited at the Louvre
At the 23rd World Intangible Cultural
Heritage Exposition and Forum that just wrapped up in Paris, a baina qin
musical instrument from Yangzhou caught the attention of all.
The baina qin was created in the Tang
Dynasty but the technique of making this kind of qin was basically lost after
the Song Dynasty (960-1279) due to improper inheritance.
According to Wang Yupeng, a qin maker in
Yangzhou, baina qin is a kind of ancient qin comprised of a number of small
wooden pieces, an approach that ...