A scholar aspiring to be a goverment official was expected to excel at scholarly accomplishments, the main four were Chinese chess (Xiangqi), Literature, Painting and Playing the lute (guqin). Read More
Chinese gardens have a distinctive design that went on to inspire a change of style in far away Europe and particularly England. Although house design is geometric, gardens aim to capture the curves and informality of the natural world. Rocks, bamboo and water are often important elements in the design. Read More
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