Saturday marks Qingming Jie, or Tomb-Sweeping Day, when families traditionally pay respects to the...
by Paulina Hartono | Apr 22, 2011
In China, a movement towards more austere funerals so as to not alienate the poor. From the New York Times: Ever since Deng Xiaoping signaled in 1978 that it was fine to get rich, much of China has seemed hell-bent on that goal....
by victoriawu | Mar 18, 2011
Three ancient tombs have been unearthed in Chongqing, one of which contained a female mummy estimated to be 800 years old. From Caijing: Construction workers in southwest China’s Chong Qing Municipality discovered three ancient...
by Sophia Cao | Sep 12, 2007
From Xinhua: Nine 1,700-year-old brick tombs have been discovered in northwest China’s Xinjiang Uygur Autonomous Region, which, experts say, provide valuable clues for the research of exchanges between the central Chinese government at that time and remote Western Regions. It is the first time ancient tombs with typical characteristics of China’s main Han nationality have […]
by Michael Zhao | May 8, 2006
From AP via USA Today (link): Ancient imperial tombs were unearthed during construction at a competition site for the 2008 Beijing Olympics, prompting work to be suspended. The tombs, found in mid-April, are believed to date more than 500 years to the Ming dynasty and may be those of eunuchs serving at the imperial court, […]
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- LA Times – Amid crushing floods in China, officials focus not on climate change, but on control
- RFA – “Drowning” has become a sensitive word during Henan floods