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              San Xing Dui
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              ?sanxingdui

              Sanxingdui (sān xīng duī 三星堆), which is situated in Southwest China’s Sichuan Basin, is the location of ruins found dating back to the Bronze Age (qīng tóng shí dài 青銅時代) in the middle and late Shang Dynasty (shāng cháo 商朝) (1600BC—1046BC). The name was given for due to its appearance which resembles three earth pits. Excavation began in 1980. Two large sacrificial pits were later unearthed in 1986, generating great interest internationally.

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              King of Kiln in Song Dynasty
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              kiln

              The world, to a great extent, is coming to know China through the chinaware it produced, and the country's porcelain was virtually used as a yardstick in evaluating Chinese civilization. Without the invention and development of fine porcelain, China's history would have been decidedly different.

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              Textile Technique
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              ????? Textile Technique
              Textile technique
              (fǎng zhī jì shù 紡織技術) has a long history in China. As early as in the primitive society,? people in?ancient China have taken advantage of the natural resource to make simple textile facilities?for weaving so as to adapt to the changeable weather.

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              Daily Figurative Slangs (62)
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              每日慣用語(62)

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              不見得
              Not likely.

              【發音】bù jiàn dé

              【釋義】不太可能,不一定。
              ??????????? Not necessarily so; it is improbable that.

              【例1】他今晚不見得會來。
              ???????????He's not likely to come tonight.

              【例2】我看今年長裙不見得會過時。
              ?????????? I will consider it unlikely (that) long skirt will go out this year.

               
              Simuwu Ding
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              Simuwu DingDing (dǐng 鼎) was a cooking vessel probably used to boil or cook food ancient China. It can be traced back to the Neolithic Age in the primitive society. As early as 7000 ago, there are dings made of clay. During the Shang (shāng 商) and Zhou (zhōu 周) dynasties, bronze casting technology reached a high level in China. Therefore, people used bronze to cast ding. And the ding was no longer the cooking utensils in common people’s life but an object for important ceremonies to offer sacrifices. It was a symbol of imperial power.


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              Daily Figurative Slangs (61)
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              每日慣用語(61)

              Chinese slangs

              不問青紅皂白
              Confound right and wrong.

              【發音】bù wèn qīng hóng zào bái

              【釋義】比喻不分是非,不問情由。
              ????????????Indiscriminately; not to distinguish black from white; not to inquire into the reason.

              【例1】哪里有激烈的戰爭,他就立即沖向那里,不問青紅皂白就砍殺起來。
              ???????????Where the fight is fierce, there he rushes in without hesitation, without question as to which side is right.

              【例2】每當我犯錯誤,媽媽總是不分青紅皂白地罵起我來。
              ?????????? Every time I make a mistake, my mom would always scold me indiscriminately.

               
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