Horseback Tea Trading Trail in the Mountains of Jinjing

After the Opium War beteeen China’s Qing Dynasty and the UK, the trade between two countries went to normal. After the Revolution of 1911, Qing Dynasty became history, the Republic of China was officially part of the world trade network. Jinjing’s tea, especially black tea was popular in the world, every family was involved in …

What is a traditional funeral like in a southen Chinese village

The above is a picture of the feast. Eight guests sit at a table, attendees are villagers, friends and coworkers, relatives. All foods and furnitutes are.provided by a catering company in the town. This kind of traditional souther China funeral typically last for two and half days, excluding the days waiting for the right date …

The Rocky Blackboard and New -democratic Revolution

Jinjing is the name of my town. There is a central park called ShiBiHu 石壁湖, which means The Lake of Rocky Wall. Look at the photo above, there is such a rocky wall behind me and my students. What is special about it? It was used as a giant blackboard by the local scholars, mainly …