Latest Han Dynasty Stories

2011-08-03 00:00:29

On the heels of their last joint venture, The Bowers Museum in Santa Ana, California and The Houston Museum of Natural Science have marshaled a new army for display, Warriors, Tombs, and Temples : China's Enduring Legacy"”opening at the Bowers Museum in celebration of Chinese National Day on Oct. 1, 2011 through March 4, 2012. (PRWEB) August 02, 2011 In 2009, the Bowers Museum in Santa Ana, California, and the Houston Museum of Natural Science, along with other prestigious museums...

2010-05-24 15:10:00

An archeologist at Washington University in St. Louis is helping to reveal for the first time a snapshot of rural life in China during the Han Dynasty. The rural farming village of Sanyangzhuang was flooded by silt-heavy water from the Yellow River around 2,000 year ago. Working with Chinese colleagues, T.R. Kidder, PhD, professor and chair of anthropology in Arts & Sciences, is working to excavate the site, which offers a exceptionally well-preserved view of daily life in Western China...

2008-07-11 09:00:40

Most expensive Asian film, "Red Cliff", set to be red hot at box office by Xinhua Writers Miao Xiaojuan, Wang Cong BEIJING, July 10 (Xinhua) -- Reportedly Asia's most expensive ever film, the widely anticipated "Red Cliff", debuted in Beijing on Thursday with thousands staying up to see the first showings just after midnight. Normally early-retiring Beijingers set aside their reservations about the midweek late night to sit through the two-and-a-half-hour first instalment of the...

Word of the Day
  • A terrible or repulsive person.
Regarding the etymology of 'humgruffin,' the OED says (rather unhelpfully) that it's a 'made-up word.' We might guess that 'hum' comes from 'humbug' or possibly 'hum' meaning 'a disagreeable smell,' while 'gruffin' could be a combination of 'gruff' and 'griffin.'