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Tian Long Ba Bu

2018-08-07 14:51:15

As one masterpiece of writer Jin Yong, Tian Long Ba Bu is not a strange name to people who are fond of kungfu novels and films. The name, Tian Long Ba Bu, originates from Buddhist texts. It is a general name for eight categories of protective gods in Buddhism.

Chinese mermaids

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The descriptions and illustrations of half-human and half-fish animals have been recorded since ancient times in China.

Nine tales about Chinese jade

2018-08-07 14:51:15

Why do the Chinese hold jade in such esteem? Through the following nine tales, from myth and historical records, you may get a glimpse of Chinese people’s reverence for jade.

Zhepama and Zhemima - the Achang Myth

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The most important myth of the Achang is that of Zhepama and Zhemima that depicts the origin of the world and the first human beings in it.

Jian Zhen - Master of Buddhism

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Living in the 688-763 period, Jian Zhen was a famous master of Buddhism in the Tang Dynasty.

Yellow Emperor

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The Yellow Emperor, also named Xuanyuan Shi, was the chief of the legendary Five Emperors.

A magic paint brush - The story of Ma Liang

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there was a young man called Ma Liang. He was poor and kind and helped a rich man to tend cattle.

Sui drilling wood to make a fire

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In the ancient time, people did not know the existence of fire; let alone how to make use of it. When the night came

Bagua Zhang (Eight-diagram Palm)

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Bagua Zhang or the eight-diagram palm is one of the most popular schools in China.

Chinese myth of the creation of the world and mankind

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According to Chinese legend, the mighty Pangu, above, broke through the chaos with his strength and axe to create the world as we know it.

Zhang Sanfeng:a semi-mythical Chinese Taoist priest

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Zhang Sanfeng (张三丰) was a semi-mythical Chinese Taoist priest who is believed by some to have achieved immortality,

Folktale: Cowherd and Weaving Girl

2018-08-07 14:51:15

The fairy tale of the Cowherd and the Weaving Girl is one of the four most famous folktales of ancient China.

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The 15th Chinese Film Festival in Bangkok and the 2020 China-Thailand Film Exchange Week opens at the China Cultural Center in Bangkok on Oct 25, 2020. [Photo provided to Chinaculture.org]

On Oct 25, the opening ceremony of the 15th Chinese Film Festival in Bangkok and the 2020 China-Thailand Film Exchange Week was held at the China Cultural Center in Bangkok. The event was hosted by the China Cultural Center in Bangkok and received strong support from the Chinese Embassy in Thailand and the Thai Ministry of Culture.

The COVID-19 pandemic doesn't impede the enthusiasm for cultural exchange between China and Thailand. This film festival uses live broadcast to present the opening ceremony and host the "China-Thailand Film Exchange and Cooperation Online Seminar". During the film festival, audiences can use the online platform of the China Cultural Center in Bangkok to watch films online, which greatly increases the global reach of the festival.

Gu Hongxing, director of the China Cultural Center in Bangkok and China Tourism Office in Bangkok, speaks at the opening ceremony. [Photo provided to Chinaculture.org]

Gu Hongxing, director of Bangkok's China Cultural Center and China Tourism Office, said film can not only introduce one's national culture, but also reflect unique social landscapes. Film has become an important part of cultural exchange between countries and enhance mutual understanding among people around the world.

Yang Xin, Chargé d'affaires of the Chinese Embassy in Thailand, speaks at the opening ceremony. [Photo provided to Chinaculture.org]

Yang Xin, Chargé d'affaires of the Chinese Embassy in Thailand, said since the establishment of diplomatic relations between China and Thailand 45 years ago, the mutual trust between the two countries has continued to deepen, economic and trade cooperation has expanded, cultural exchanges have become closer, and all-around cooperation has achieved fruitful results. Both China and Thailand have a vast film market. As a traditional project of cultural exchanges between China and Thailand, the Bangkok Chinese Film Festival has laid a solid foundation for film cooperation between the two countries for 15 years and will add new drive to the promotion of cultural exchanges and cooperation between China and Thailand.

Itthiphol Kunplome, Thailand's minister of culture, speaks at the opening ceremony. [Photo provided to Chinaculture.org]

Thailand's Minister of Culture Itthiphol Kunplome said in his speech the governments and people of Thailand and China have been in constant exchange. Cooperation in various fields has developed steadily, and the film festival is another important event to further promote cultural exchanges between the two countries. The people of the two countries can promote their understanding of the cultures of both sides through films, and promote friendly relations and cooperation in other perspectives.

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