虎父无犬子hǔ fù wú quǎn zǐ A son is similar to his father 鸡犬不宁jī quǎn bù ning All in turmoil and excitement 一犬吠影,白犬吠声yī quǎn fèi yǐng, bǎi quǎn fèi shēng Blindly follow a trend without even knowing its origin
Beijing and other old cities have a few areas remaining of traditional courtyard houses. It is the narrow lanes between the buildings that are called 'hutongs'. Although towns were laid out to a formal geometric plan the districts were developed informally and as individual families prospered or declined their houses extended or contracted. Over the centuries the ad hoc development led to many narrow and winding hutongs. Read More
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