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Cartoons shape the minds of children. (Image: oddharmonic  via  flickr  CC BY-SA 2.0)

How Cartoons Shape the Minds of Children

Of all things that influence the minds of children, cartoons possibly rank right at the top. Whether the cartoon is funny, sad, heroic, adventurous, or evokes any other feeling, the characters, their relationships, and the ideologies they present can leave…

Chinese handscrolls are made up of long, horizontal pieces of paper attached to wooden rollers. (Image: Screenshot / YouTube)

A Short History of Chinese Handscrolls

Chinese handscrolls are made up of long, horizontal pieces of paper attached to wooden rollers. The scrolls are usually rolled up when not in use. When viewing, the left hand unrolls the scroll, while the right hand rolls it up.…

The guzheng is a traditional Chinese plucked instrument that belongs to the zither family of musical instruments. (Image: Screenshot / YouTube)

Guzheng: The Chinese Zither

The guzheng is a traditional Chinese plucked instrument that belongs to the zither family of musical instruments. It has a history of over 2,500 years. The modern guzheng is about 64 inches in length, has 21 strings, and is tuned…

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How Cartoons Shape the Minds of Children

Of all things that influence the minds of children, cartoons possibly rank right at the top. Whether the cartoon is funny, sad, heroic, adventurous, or evokes any other feeling, the…

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A Short History of Chinese Handscrolls

Chinese handscrolls are made up of long, horizontal pieces of paper attached to wooden rollers. The scrolls are usually rolled up when not in use. When viewing, the left hand…

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Guzheng: The Chinese Zither

The guzheng is a traditional Chinese plucked instrument that belongs to the zither family of musical instruments. It has a history of over 2,500 years. The modern guzheng is about…

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Hong Kong Reveals a Fake Mulan [Video]

One crucial oversight and a single social media post may have changed everything for Disney’s upcoming Mulan ⁠— a live-action remake of their 1998 animation⁠ — set to hit screens in…

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Ni Kuang: The Revelation of Hong Kong (Part 2)

Ni Kuang’s science-fiction prophecy Chasing the Dragon, which was published in 1983, contains the following passage: “A big city, even the one that has an important position in the world economy,…

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Soft Power: China Simply Doesn’t Get It

The Chinese communist government focuses heavily on developing soft power, which is basically the ability to influence outsiders to admire your culture in hopes that they will align with your…

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From Art to Society: We Can’t Make It on Our Own

In 19th century England, John Everett Millais established the Pre-Raphaelite movement in painting, which shifted away from the stiff and heroic, neo-classical themes that were the staple of his time.…

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Birds on Wires Inspires Composer

For an artist, inspiration can strike from anywhere. Jarbas Agnelli, a musician from San Paulo, Brazil, got his inspiration from an image of a few birds that led to the…

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Ancient Rhymes: The History of Tang Poetry

Between A.D. 618 and A.D. 907, China was ruled by the Tang Dynasty. Considered one of the high points of Chinese civilization, the period is also known as the “Golden Age”…