I wish you Know More about The coming World Expo. in Shanghai,China

China Gallery at Shanghai Expo.

The philosophies of Shanghai Expo are understanding, communication, togetherness and cooperation.

The secondary themes of Shanghai Expo are: multi-cultural integration, the promotion of city economy, technological innovation, the reconstruction of city communities, and the interaction of urban and rural sectors.

The mascot of Shanghai Expo is “Haibao”, which in Chinese means the treasure of the ocean. It’s designed to resemble the Chinese character for “human”, which corresponds to the theme of the Expo.

The emblem of Shanghai Expo looks like the Chinese character for “world”; it is also combined with the numbers “2010” in an elegant way that resembles a celebrating family. It expresses the philosophies of Shanghai Expo: “Understanding, communication, togetherness, and cooperation.”

The main site of Shanghai Expo can be summarized as "one Axis and four Pavilions", these are: the Expo Axis, the China Pavilion, the Theme Pavilion, the Expo Center, and the Expo Performance Center.

Oct 1, 2010 is the grand opening day of the China Pavilion. The Pavilion is designed to express the philosophy of China, to show the culture of the Chinese people, and to facilitate friendly international communication and improved cultural exchange between other nations and China.

Shanghai Expo tickets will be sold by the government, appointed agents, appointed travel agencies, etc. Up-to-date ticket information can be found on www.expo2010.cn or the Expo hotline: +86-21-962010.

I: Shanghai Expo will be a feast of city life, a symphony of innovation and integration, and a dialogue of human civilization.

The service hotline of Shanghai Expo is 962010, you can call directly for any information you need.

The Expo Site spans both shores of the Huangpu River, between the Nanpu Bridge and Lupu Bridge. The Expo Site covers a total area of 5.28 square kilometers, with 3.93 sq km in Pudong and 1.35 sq km in Puxi. The area encloses 3.28 sq km.

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The Horoscopes of This Week - Aries (3.21-4.19)

Aries (3.21-4.19)

Your knowledge and good sense will help more than you think. Try to ease any disappointment by making amends. Your depressed mood has been hard to shake. Use your charm to get your own way.

Your lucky day this week will be Tuesday.

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Bamboo Carving Art in China

Bamboo sculpture, also known as bamboo carving, as described by Zhao Ruzhen in the "Antiques Guide - Bamboo Carvings": "bamboo carving is carvings on bamboos, the artworks are same as paintings and calligraphy, just to use knife to replace brushes, and use bamboo to replace papers”, this summary is concise and comprehensive, and quite finespun and exquisite.

Bamboo Carving - Fisherman

China is the first country in the world that began to use bamboo products, so in China bamboo carving is also has a long history. Carved a variety of decorative patterns and words on bamboo utensils, or carved bamboo roots into a variety of ornaments and furnishings. Bamboo carving become a form of art since the Six Dynasties, and accepted and loved slowly by mass people until the Tang Dynasty. When bamboo carving developed to the prosperous times in the Ming and Qing dynasty, the exquisite techniques of bamboo carving had exceeded to previous generations, and bamboo carving become a unique and attractive art form in the history of Chinese arts and crafts.

Bamboo Carving in late time of the Ming Dynasty - Pen House

In earlier times, bamboo carvings were usually palaces, figures, landscapes, birds and flowers and so on decorations carved on utensils, and bamboo carving artworks survived in the world are very rarely, mostly are artworks created in the Ming and Qing dynasties.

Bamboo carving products in the Ming and Qing Dynasties, the exquisite carving skills has gone beyond the previous generation for a long time. Most of bamboo carvings created in the Ming dynasty is simple and vigorous, full composed and deep carved, as well as have powerful lines, usually the carved patterns will coved the whole body of utensil. While bamboo carvings created in the Qing dynasty were descended from the art style of the Ming dynasty, but has more rich and varied performance ways, carving techniques as relief carving and bas-relief are used simultaneous.
Bamboo Carving in the Qing Dynasty - Coins

Some bamboo sculptures and carvings are carved concisely, simple and generous, and some finespun and exquisite, some have dense and rich patterns, and ever-changing . The main carving methods of bamboo carving there are shade lines, positive carving, round carving, engraved carving, deep and shadow relief or high relief and so on.

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