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Emperor Qianlong of Qing Dynasty 2017-05-11
Qianlong Emperor (September 9, 1711 - February 7, 1799) is a prestigious emperor of the later stage of China's feudal society and the sixth emperor of the Qing Dynasty. He had been in power for 63 year and 4 months, with 60 years ruling as an emperor and 3 years and 4 months as a retired one, making him the emperor wielding the supreme power of a country for the longest time in Chinese history. He is also the most long-lived emperor in Chinese history.

His contributions to China are enormous. Under his rule, China had reached its height: the tough task of uniting the country was accomplished and both country’s economy and culture boomed.

Just as did his grandfather - Kangxi Emperor, Qianlong Emperor undertook six southern inspection tours, and Hangzhou always made itself upon his itinerary. During his six tours, he had enjoyed the picturesque West Lake, had visited Buddhist Temples nestled among mountains around West Lake and tasted the fragrant Longjing Green Tea … His admiration for West Lake can still be spotted in his poems depicting the beauty of West Lake on the steles overlooking the Top Ten Views of West Lake and the eighteen imperial tea bushes standing erect in Longjing Village.

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The Art of the Guqin2017-11-21
Guqin, is a traditional Chinese musical instrument with a history that spans at least three thousand years. Ranked first in the following top four traditional Chinese arts – Guqin, Chess, Calligraphy and Painting, Guqin has long been considered as the symbol of elegance and has been the long-chosen musical accompaniment for singing ancient scholars. To know or to master the art of the Guqin, then the following influential places in Hangzhou are a good place to start.
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Hangzhou, Soaked in Traditional Chinese Medicine2017-11-21
Traditional Chinese medicine has a time-honored history. As early as ancient times, through the process of struggling with nature, traditional Chinese medicine was created. When searching for food, it was discovered that plants could relieve symptoms, which is the origins of traditional Chinese medicine; hot rocks or sand and earth wrapped up with furs or tree barks eased pain when warming oneself by a fire, which is how moxibustion came into being. It is also during the process of producing tools, that the ancient Chinese discovered the stabbing of some parts of the body can ease the pain of some other parts of the body, and that is how acupuncture come into being.
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