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10 Years Since the Devastating 2008 Sichuan Earthquake On May 12, 2008, a magnitude-8.0 earthquake struck beneath a mountainous region in south-central China, toppling buildings and sending landslides crashing into cities, resulting in nearly 70,000 deaths. May. 18, 2018
So long as they are wild Lehmann Maupin, Hong Kong presents “So long as they are wild,” the first solo exhibition in Hong Kong for the American fine-art photographer Catherine Opie. May. 17, 2018
Interview With Architecture Photographer Ahmed Thabet Ahmed Thabet was another one of the contestants at the 2017 International Photographer of the Year that won first place in the category “Architecture: Bridges” with his image “Heart of Steel”. May. 09, 2018
Genghis Khan Mongol leader Genghis Khan (1162-1227) rose from humble beginnings to establish the largest land empire in history. After uniting the nomadic tribes of the Mongolian plateau, he conquered huge chunks of central Asia... May. 07, 2018
History of Deang Ethnic Deang was a name given to this ethnic group in the Qing Dynasty (1644-1911). Before that time the Deangs along with the Blang and Va ethnic minorities speaking a south Asian language inside Yunnan Province were called... May. 04, 2018
Qingdao Declaration-Establishment of Silk Road Photographic Organization International Alliance Establishment of Silk Road Photographic Organization International Alliance May. 02, 2018
The memory of the past It’s the most perilous yet playful lunch break ever captured: 11 men casually eating, chatting and sneaking a smoke as if they weren’t 840 feet above Manhattan with nothing but a thin beam keeping them aloft. Apr. 26, 2018
Siberian: the best guides along the world’s longest train journey You might imagine the Trans-Siberian as a lonely, melancholic train journey through a snowy plain. But it’s better visualised as a chain of really cool people, who hand travellers over from one to another along the route and treat them to the best of Siberian hospitality. Apr. 26, 2018
History and Origines of Nu Ethnic In the eighth century, the area inhabited by the Nus came under the jurisdiction of the Nanzhao and Dali principalities, which were tributary to the Tang (618-907) court. During the Yuan and Ming dynasties it came... Apr. 18, 2018
The Dry Guillotine: What the Previous 'Prison of Prison' Island Looks Like Now "The silent", "The man-eater" or even "The dry guillotine"; there has been many adjectives to describe how tough was the conditions of living that the worst prisoners had to face when there ... Apr. 13, 2018
Old Town of Lijiang is one of the last surviving ancient towns in China The Old Town of Lijiang, located in the Lijiang autonomous county of Yunnan province, is one of the last surviving ancient towns in China. The architecture of the Old Town of Lijiang is noteworthy for the... Apr. 04, 2018
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
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