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Eagle Dance of the Tajiks
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Eagle Dance of the Tajiks

As an ancient people in China, the Tajiks mainly live in Tajik Autonomous County of Taxkorgan County in Kashgar area of Xinjiang. Eagle dance is a traditional folk dance of the Tajik people mainly for self-entertainment. It is usually performed as a pas de deux during festival seasons or evening parties at home. This dance originated from Tajik ancestors’ worship for eagle totem. So the dance mov...

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Ancient Gaochang City
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Ancient Gaochang City

Ruins of the ancient Gaochang City is located about fifty kilometers east of Turpan city. Gaochang Wall, built during the Han, Wei and Jin periods and abandoned during the Yuan and the Ming Periods lasted 1,400 years. The existing Gaochang ruins were built when it was ruled by the Uighurs on the basis of the Tang Dynasty structure. The ruins are divided into two parts, the inner city and the outer ...

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Flying Apsaras in Dunhuang Grottoes
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Flying Apsaras in Dunhuang Grottoes

In many Mogao Caves, there are images of flying Apsaras who are believed to be incarnations of heavenly gods Gandharvas and Kinnara in Buddhism. Their role and responsibility include : playing music and dance for Buddha, emitting fragrance, and offering precious flowers. Based on traditional Chinese legends about immortals, the flying Apsaras images were developed by integrating some features of ex...

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Yangguan Pass and Yumenguan Pass
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Yangguan Pass and Yumenguan Pass

The famous Yangguan Pass and the Yumenguan Pass are important passes on the northern and the southern routes of the Silk Road respectively. Yumenguan Pass is located northwest of the Dunhuang city. It got the name because the famous Khotan jade entered the Dunhuang from here; Yangguan Pass is located southwest of the Dunhuang city. It got the name because it is located south of the Yumenguan Pass a...

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Maritime Silk Road
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Maritime Silk Road

Maritime Silk Road refers to sea routes of the Silk Road through which China and foreign countries carried out communication, trade and cultural exchanges in ancient times. Maritime Silk Road was only a supplement to the land Silk Road. In later years of the Tang Dynasty, with frequent outbreaks of wars in the Western Regions, access to the land Silk Road was blocked. This stimulated the Maritime S...

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Xuanzang Traveled to the West to Seek Buddhist Dharma
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Xuanzang Traveled to the West to Seek Buddhist Dharma

Xuanzang (602-664) whose secular family name is Chen and given name is Hui, was ordained at the age of thirteen. In the process of learning Buddhism, he discovered discrepancies between the different doctrines advocated by different schools of thoughts. He was somewhat confused as to which ones to follow. So he decided to go to the birthplace of Buddhism in ancient India (known as Tianzhu in ancien...

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Ban Chao, One Who Dropped the Pen for the Sword
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Ban Chao, One Who Dropped the Pen for the Sword

Ban Chao (32-102), a native of Pingling in Fufeng (present-day northeast of Xianyang, Shanxi), was the youngest son of the Eastern Han historian Ban Chao. His elder brother Ban Gu and his younger sister Ban Zhao were also famous historians. Ban Chao was a bright child with great ambition. His extensive reading equipped him with knowledge and wisdom. In 62 A.D. 31-year-lod Ban Chao came to the capit...

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Three Campaigns Against the Huns by Emperor Wu of the Han Dy
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Three Campaigns Against the Huns by Emperor Wu of the Han Dy

During early years of the Western Han Dynasty, Huns in the north constituted enormous threat to empires of the Central Plains. After his accession to the throne, Emperor Wu of the Western Han Dynasty initiated several large-scale counterattacks against the Huns. Three major campaign and the Mobei campaign. The Monan campaign was launched in 127B.C., Emperor Wu sent General Wei Qing and Li Xi to adv...

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