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A smite fan skin concept I did for Jing Wei: Phoenix. It started as a Norse Valkyrie-like concept, but after some color tests, this came out and I decided to go for the fire.

This is the last artwork reward for January batch on my Patreon. High resolution, full artsteps, psd file and a timelapse coloring video will be available within a full art bundle if you still pledge today: www.patreon.com/xelgot

Hope you like it!

My first completed coloered drawing since I was born. This is pretty much I can do for now. All In the name of God 707……Happy Valentine’s Day everyone. Thanks to the Cheritz for this damn amazing game. Is there any possibility for them to develop a Chinese version? I don’t think it is possible anyway…….(sign) T_T So I just did this!!!

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Chinese Actress Xiaoqing Liu Developing ‘Empress’ as U.S. TV Series (EXCLUSIVE)
Chinese actress-producer Xiaoqing Liu will star in and co-produce “Empress,” a U.S. television series in development about the seventh and eighth century empress Wu Zetian, Variety has …
By Dave McNary

“The Empress went through a lot of men, but she was loyal only to one, her husband,” Liu said. “There are two elements we didn’t show in the Chinese versions; her desire for killing and for sex. She killed all her ministers who didn’t agree with her.”

Liu, 61, has won several Hundred Flowers awards in a career dating back to the 1970s. She said that the series can have a modern resonance.

“Throughout the Empress’ story, I hope that audiences can realize that history and feminism can neither be ignored nor separated. It existed before and it will happen again.”

 Holy fuck, I will watch the SHIT out of this series.

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Buddhist cave temples in Dunhuang, China. This outpost on the silk road in western China was, in medieval times, the site of complex cultural interaction as the civilizations of Eurasia collided along central Asian trade routes. These caves show the development of Chinese art and the ways in which Buddhism transformed itself as it spread throughout Asia.

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A design I did for Le St. Fiacre, a cultural center in Paris. There is some research, and the final one that is completely straight because it is to be animated in after effects. At the end it should cross big screens flying from one screen to the other :)

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China poised to launch new era of spaceflight with Long March 5.

Just weeks after the successful launch and docking of the Shenzhou-11 manned mission, China is ready to take their next giant leap in spaceflight next week with the debut launch of the Long March 5 rocket.

Larger than any vehicle China has built before, Long March 5 is a heavy-lift rocket capable of bringing more than 53,000 pounds into low Earth orbit. By comparison, this is roughly as powerful as Europe’s Ariane 5 and America’s Delta IV Heavy. 

Until now, China has been lacking heavy-lift capability, which is crucial to launching large payloads such as space station modules and lunar hardware - both stated goals of the Chinese space program.

Long March 5 was rolled from the assembly building at the country’s new island spaceport of Wenchang in the South China Sea Friday morning, October 28. Reports are indicating launch is scheduled for sometime on November 3rd.

The rocket is the third in a series of vehicles the Chinese are developing to improve and modernize their launch vehicle fleet, which was developed in the latter half of the 20th century. The small-lift Long March 4 make its inaugural launch in November, 2015, while the medium-class Long March 7 first flew in June of 2016.

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Across China, where new developments are keeping pace with the rapidly growing economy, reports continue to surface so-called “nail houses.” These properties, standing alone amid the ruins of other buildings, belong to owners who have stood their ground and resisted demolition. Defiant property owners say the compensation being offered is too low. Some of them have remained in their homes for years as their court cases drag on and new construction continues all around them. A few homeowners have won their fights, but most have lost. Meanwhile, these nail houses have become powerful symbols of resistance against the world’s fastest-growing major economy.

yall peeps interested in Japanese language history are gonna have a lesson with me today. I always get a lot of asks asking why we use three types of writing (Hiragana, Katakana, and Kanji), but never knew the answer till now:

The oldest is definitely Kanji, developed from Chinese way back when they were first introduced to our language even though Japanese had their own way of writing. Japanese writers looked at Chinese writing and thought, holy shit this is hella a lot simpler than our way, lets take this into our language as well. An example would be the word Mountain, written “山”. Before this kanji was introduced to our language, Japanese wrote mountain as “也麻”, which you can see is so much more complicated than just “山”. If you studied Japanese, you’d know that each kanji has its “kun-yomi” and “on-yomi”, which is their “meaning” and “sound”.
“山” in Chinese is read as “San,” while Japanese had their own way of reading it, “Yama.” This is why on-yomi and kun-yomi are both used in modern Japanese.

Now the tricky parts are Hiragana and Katakana, because it’s not exactly known how they came to be. The most probable speculations state that Hiragana came from women writing love poems, with their flowy handwriting. Meaning they all came from Kanji that had been broken down:

Katakana, on the other hand, were made by different people entirely- monks, who translated Chinese and had to write memos to themselves next to the kanji as they read:

T H E  M O R E  U  K N O W

Introduction to Chinese art of tea

Tea is an important part of Chinese tradition. As Chinese society developed and progressed, tea production has played a role in driving economic development while tea consumption has remained a practice of daily life.

The practice of tea culture can bring the spirit and wisdom of human beings to a higher orbit. Tea has an extremely close relationship to Chinese culture, and its study covers a wide field and has very rich content. It not only embodies the spirit of civilization, but also the spirit of ideological form. There can be no doubt that it has been beneficial in enhancing people’s social accomplishments and appreciation of art.

History 

The practice of drinking tea has a long history in China. Shennong (Chinese: 神农), whose name means the Divine Farmer – and who is considered as the ancient Chinese Father of Agriculture, is honored with the discovery of tea. According to legend, one fall afternoon, Shennong decided to take a rest under a Camellia tree and boiled some water to drink. Dried leaves from the tree above floated down into the pot of boiling water and infused with the water, creating a pot of tea, marking the first ever infusion of the tea leaf. Intrigued by the delightful fragrance, Shennong took a sip and found it refreshing.Since Shennong’s discovery, tea has been grown and enjoyed throughout the world.

Chinese tea culture

Drinking tea:Tea is taken as a beverage to quench thirst.

Tasting tea: The quality of the tea is judged by the color, fragrance and flavor of the tea, the water quality and even the tea set. When tasting tea, the taster should be able to savor the tea thoroughly.

Tea art: While drinking attention is paid to environment, atmosphere, music, infusing techniques and interpersonal relationships.

The highest ambit– tea lore : Philosophy, ethics and morality are blended into tea activity. People cultivate their morality and mind, and savor life through tasting tea, thereby attaining joy of spirit.

Chinese tea lore is several hundred years, possibly even thousands of years, older than that of Japan. It is said that Chinese tea lore places an emphasis on spirit and makes light of form. Tea lore had different representations at different historical periods. Teas are also various, but all embody the tea spirit of “clearness, respect, joy and truthfulness”.

Types of tea

There are various types of tea, the main varieties of Chinese tea are classified as green tea, red tea (black tea), Wulong tea, white tea, yellow tea, and reprocessed tea.

Source:  “Chinese Tea.” ChinaHighlights.Web. 23 Oct. 2015.