Studying for the Purpose of Taking Action
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by Jian Xu
1M ago
赵源 明听松图轴局部(元) The Master said, “Is it not pleasant to learn with a constant perseverance and application?” “Is it not pleasant to have friends coming from distant quarters?” “Is he not a man of complete virtue, who feels no discomposure though men may take no note of him?” — Chapter 1, Book 1, The Analects of Confucius This is the first sentence of the Confucian Analects. It is so well-known that it has almost become a cliché. The problem with cliché, however, is that people don’t bother to analyze it anymore. We all “know”, or do we? What’s worse is that many young Chinese become resentful ..read more
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Yarlung Tsangpo Grand Canyon
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by Jian Xu
3M ago
The Yarlung Tsangpo Grand Canyon, along the Yarlung Tsangpo River in Tibet, China,  is regarded as the deepest canyon in the world. At 504.6 kilometers, it is slightly longer than the Grand Canyon in the United States, making it one of the world’s largest. As the canyon passes between the peaks of the Namcha Barwa and Gyala Peri mountains, it reaches an average depth of about 5,000 meters around Namcha Barwa.  The canyon’s average depth overall is about 2,268 meters. The deepest depth reaches 6,009 meters. This is one of the deepest canyons on earth.  The grand canyon is rich i ..read more
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Douhua, Tofu Pudding
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by Jian Xu
3M ago
Douhua is the short form of Doufuhua. It is a Chinese snack made with very soft tofu. It is also referred to as tofu pudding and soybean pudding.  In northern China, douhua is often eaten with soy source that’s resulting in a salty flavor. Northern Chinese often referred to douhua as doufuhua.  Local Beijing people usually eat doufuhua for breakfast together with eggs or youtiao. Doufunao can be found at breakfast stands along the streets in the morning. Douhua is served with sugar in Hubei province. Douhua in Sichuan province is often made without any sugar at all, then served with ..read more
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China Copyright Law Guide
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by Jian Xu
3M ago
Overview The first Copyright Law of the People’s Republic of China came into force in 1991.  China’s copyright law was subsequently amended in 2001, 2010 and 2020. The guiding principle of the China Copyright Law is the following. This Law is enacted in accordance with the Constitution of the People’s Republic of China (hereinafter referred to as the “Constitution”) in order to protect the copyright of authors in their literary, artistic and scientific works and copyright-related rights and interests, encourage the creation and dissemination of works conducive to promoting the socialist c ..read more
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The Hutong Culture
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by Jian Xu
3M ago
In Beijing, hutongs are alleys formed by lines of siheyuan (Quadrangle Courtyard Dwellings) courtyard residences. Many neighborhoods were formed by joining one to another to form a hutong, and then joining one hutong to another. In the dynasty times, the large siheyuan of high-ranking officials and wealthy merchants often featured beautifully carved and painted roof beams and pillars and carefully landscaped gardens. The hutongs they formed were orderly, lined by spacious homes and walled gardens. The siheyuan of commoners was far smaller in scale and simpler in design and decoration, and the ..read more
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Four Great Inventions of Ancient China
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by Jian Xu
4M ago
The four great inventions of ancient China are celebrated in Chinese culture for their historical significance and serve as symbols of Chinese advanced science and technology. The four great inventions are: Compass, Gunpowder, Papermaking, and Printing. These four inventions had an enormous impact on the development of Chinese civilization and a far-ranging global impact.  Before the invention of paper, various materials such as bones, tortoise shells and bamboo slips were all used on writing surfaces. But, as Chinese civilization developed, they proved themselves unsuitable because of t ..read more
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Three ways to gather key evidence for patent infringement litigation in China
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by Jian Xu
4M ago
(By Dr. Jian Xu. Last updated: 17 Oct 2022) How to gather evidence for intellectual property infringement litigation in China? In China, the plaintiff has a higher burden of evidence gathering. This is especially so for intellectual property cases, such as patent infringement litigation, as the subject matter can be technical, and the infringing behavior can be difficult to find. There are three factors which contributed to the difficulty of evidence gathering in China. (1) There is no discovery or disclosure procedure in China, so the patentee cannot rely on the other party to provide evidenc ..read more
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Beijing Roast Duck
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by Jian Xu
4M ago
Beijing roast duck or Peking duck is now a world-famous delicacy. Generations of gastronomes have developed rules of eating Peking duck.  In winter and spring, ducks in Beijing are fat and taste tender. In autumn, the weather is very clear. Hence, the temperature and humidity are just fine to roast ducks. In summer. It is very hot and humid, and ducks in Beijing are thin and of low quality.  Good slicing skills improve the taste. After a duck is roasted, the skin and flesh of the sunken part on the chest should be sliced and served immediately, because at this time, the meat is cris ..read more
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Chengde Mountain Resort
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by Jian Xu
4M ago
Chengde Mountain Resort is located in Chengde city, Hebei province. It possesses scenery of both north and south China. Construction began in 1703 under the rule of Emperor Kangxi, and was completed in 1790 under the rule of Emperor Qianlong.  Passing through Lizheng Gate, the main gate, you arrive at the Front Palace, containing the main Throne Hall and the refreshingly cool Hall of Simplicity and Sincerity, built of an aromatic hardwood called nanmu, and displaying a carving throne, a gorgeous fragrance emanates from the wood.  The double-storey Misty Rain Tower, on the northwest ..read more
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Steamed Cold Noodles
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by Jian Xu
4M ago
Steamed Cold Noodles(凉皮) Steamed Cold Noodles(凉皮)is a noodle like Chinese dish made from wheat or rice flour. It is a specialty dish originating from the Chinese province of Shaanxi, but has now spread to many other places in China, in particular the northern and central regions Hanzhong Steamed Cold Noodles, or Hanzhong Mianpi, named after the city of Hanzhong in southwestern Shaanxi, are steamed cold noodles with garlic and hot chili oil.  Majiang Steamed Cold Noodles are steamed cold noodles garnished with julienned cucumber and a sauce made of salt, vinegar, hot chili oil, and especia ..read more
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