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Smithsonian 16th Annual Photo Contest ​Smithsonian.com’s 16th Annual Photo Contest begins March 27, 2018, and ends November 30, 2018, at 5:00 PM Eastern Standard Time. By submitting an entry, each contestant agrees to the rules of the contest and states that he or she is 18 years old or older. Apr. 03, 2018
A New Generation of Kids Learns to Live Like Soldiers ​Photographer Sarah Blesener visits a group of Young Marines being taught to embody a patriotic love of God and country. Mar. 23, 2018
The vibrant and cultural prefecture of Dehong Ⅱ In times past, Dehong was an important place along the ancient Silk Road. Today, it is a key part of the Yunnan-Burma Road and is home to a number of vivid cultural products. Dehong's two ports of Ruili and Wanding... Mar. 21, 2018
The vibrant and cultural prefecture of Dehong Ⅰ In times past, Dehong was an important place along the ancient Silk Road. Today, it is a key part of the Yunnan-Burma Road and is home to a number of vivid cultural products. Dehong's two ports of Ruili and Wanding... Mar. 21, 2018
Exploring Delhi's Historic Cities At first glance, Delhi embodies all that is exasperating and chaotic about modern India. It can take nerves of steel to face the frenetic pace at which it whirls through daily life. But grant Delhi a more discerning gaze and you’ll uncover a host of redeeming features Mar. 20, 2018
Cost of Slavery: When Encountering A Harsh World This building will stand a hundred years," owner boasted just a day before collapse. The next morning, it came down the people shook their heads and asked sympathetically ... Mar. 19, 2018
25th Annual Artsfest Fine Arts Festival This is the 25th ANNIVERSARY of Artsfest! Annmarie Garden was named for Ann Marie Koenig, the wife of Francis Koenig, who donated the property to the citizens of Calvert County. Mar. 15, 2018
Dongba Literature of Naxi People More than 1,000 years ago the Naxi people created pictographic characters called Dongba script, the only living pictographic writing system in the world today. The Donba shamans used it to record Dongba history... Mar. 06, 2018
Munaozongge Festival of Jingpo People Munao Festival, which is also called "Munaozongge Festival", means sing and dancing together in Jingpo language. It is the most important song-and-dance pageant for Jingpo people to usher holy gods and exorcise evil spirits... Mar. 01, 2018
History of Jingpo Ethnic According to local legends and historical records, Jingpo ancestors in ancient times inhabited the southern part of the Xikang-Tibetan Plateau. They gradually migrated south to the northwestern part of Yunnan, west of the... Feb. 28, 2018
Photohistory/Photofuture Conference A three-day conference exploring the practice, profession, scholarship, preservation and access to photography’s history, present day expression and projected opportunities and challenges for the future. Feb. 27, 2018
Vilniusa—a city of immense allure Vilnius, the baroque beauty of the Baltic, is a city of immense allure. It easily tops the country’s best-attraction bill, drawing tourists like moths to a flame with an easy, confident charm and a warm, golden glow that makes you wish for long midsummer evenings every day of the year. Feb. 12, 2018
Traditional Art and Culture of Naxi People Naxi literature is rich in form and content. Besides works by Naxi scholars and writers, there is a repository of oral folk literature. "Genesis," "The Rich Steal Oxen," "Revenge" and "Song of Elopement" are characterized... Feb. 11, 2018
History of Naxi People According to historical documents, the forefathers of the Naxi people were closely related to a tribe called "Maoniu Yi" in the Han Dynasty (206BC-AD220), "Mosha Yi" in the Jin Dynasty (265-420) and "Moxie Yi" in the... Feb. 08, 2018
Seen in China 1956: Old Photos of China Daily Life by Tom Hutchins Tom Hutchins recalled on his book: "On the platform there are many people waiting to cross the other way, waiting for the train back to Hong Kong. No one seems to mind having their pictures taken ... Feb. 02, 2018
The 2017 "Sente·Antu Cup" International Photo Contest — Interview with the Judges Today, our judging panel is here to dish out their advice and to give you their best words of wisdom when it comes to submitting to a Global Photography contest! Feb. 01, 2018
Lisus Rich Art and Culture Achi Mugua: Achi Mugua, which originated from Lancang River, means goats singing and dancing. It is a kind of self-entertained singing and dancing featured no instruments. There is a prelude at the beginning... Jan. 23, 2018
Customs and Habits of Lisus The monogamous family was the basic unit of Lisu society. Sons left their parents and supported their own families after getting married. The youngest or only son remained with the parents to take care of them... Jan. 18, 2018
Kuoshi Festival "Kuoshi Festival", also called "Heshi Festival", celebrates the Lisu new year. "Kuoshi" is Lisu language, which means "the beginning of new year" or "the new year". It is the grandest traditional festival for... Jan. 15, 2018
History of Lisu Ethnic According to historical records and folk legend, the forbears of the Lisu people lived along the banks of the Jinsha River and were once ruled by "Wudeng" and "Lianglin," two powerful tribes. After the 12th century... Jan. 12, 2018
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