What is Kaifeng known for?

story line

as "Meeting Zhou Tong By Chance (Media about Zhou Tong#How Wu Song became Zhou's student)" and "Swordplay under the Moon" belongs to the "Wang School Shuihu" of Yangzhou storytelling. It acts as a ''shuwai shu'' ( ), meaning it takes place in the same setting ''Water Margin'', but is independent of the main story line. The tale takes place after Wu Song kills the man-eating tiger, resists the charms of his sister-in-law

world taking

; * Estimation: Constantinople, capital of the Byzantine Empire, becomes the largest city of the world, taking the lead from Kaifeng, capital of China. Asia * January 9 – Jurchen (Jin Dynasty (1115–1234)) forces sack the Song (Northern Song Dynasty) Chinese (China) capital of Kaifeng (the Jingkang Incident, 靖康事變), and begin more than a century of political division between northern and southern China. * The '' Dream Pool

the time on plaque (:wikt:plaque)s. Asia * Estimation: Kaifeng, capital of China becomes the largest city of the world, taking the lead from Córdoba (Córdoba, Spain) in Al-Andalus. Geography at about.com * The largest of the ''Four Great Books of Song'', the Song Dynasty Chinese encyclopedia ''Prime Tortoise of the Record Bureau'' (which had been compiled since 1005), is completed

called big

at last visit. (02 09) *


astronomical clock and rotating armillary sphere still relied on the use of flowing water (i.e. hydraulics), while European clockworks of the following centuries shed this old method for a more efficient driving power of weights, in addition to the escapement mechanism. During the reign of the Yongle Emperor (early 15th century), his relative from Kaifeng sent him a captured ''zouyu'' (騶虞 (:zh:騶虞)), and another ''zouyu'' was sighted in Shandong. ''Zouyu'' is a legendary "

stone based

came from India. Ancient Chinese tomb model representations of multiple story residential towers and watchtowers date to the Han Dynasty (202 BC–220 AD). However, the earliest extant Buddhist Chinese pagoda is the Songyue Pagoda, a 40 m (131 ft) tall circular-based brick tower built in Henan province in the year 523 AD. From the 6th century onwards, stone-based structures become more common, while the earliest are from stone and brick arches found


down the Southern Song (Song Dynasty), establishing the Yuan Dynasty in 1271. The precise movements of the Hakka people remain unclear during the 14th century when the Ming Dynasty overthrew the Yuan and subsequently fell to the Manchus who formed the Qing Dynasty in 17th century. Hakka have suffered persecution and discrimination ever since they started migrating to southern parts of China. - 1094 Clock tower of Su Song is completed in Kaifeng, featuring

landscape painting

of Kaifeng, China, circa 1900 200px thumb right Kurdish Jews (Image:KurdJewwomenRowendez905.jpg) in Rawanduz, Iraqi Kurdistan, 1905 '''Li Tang''' ( , style name '''Xigu''' 晞古) (c. 1050 – 1130) Barnhart 1997, 373. was a Chinese (China) landscape (Landscape art) painter (Painting) who lived between the late Northern and early Southern Song (Song Dynasty) dynasties. He

great modern

, 269. The exact date of the Hong Gou's construction is uncertain; it is first mentioned by the diplomat Su Qin in 330 BC when discussing state boundaries. Needham, Volume 4, Part 3, 270. The historian Sima Qian (145–90 BC) dated it much earlier than the 4th century BC, attributing it to the work of Yu the Great; modern scholars now consider it to belong to the 6th century BC. ref name "needham volume

current presence

, to preserve and restore Jewish culture in the city. Listen to her stories on how her ancestors came to China, the current presence of Jews in Kaifeng, her sense of Jewish identity and her plans to restore the ancient synagogue buried under the ground. Just give her a call on her mobile - she is very passionate about her cause and eager to share her stories. All contributions go towards her cause *


during the Qi Dynasty with new buildings added in 1661 and 1766. The entire complex has 64 temples but the three main halls are of the greatest interest. The large rectangular Tathagata Hall (Daxiongbaodian) is where monks perform daily chanting rituals in front of three huge Buddhas. In the middle is an impressive bronze Sakyamuni, left is Amitabha and right is the Medicine Buddha, each with a silk hood surrounding their head. At the back of the three Buddhas is a Goddess of Mercy standing


'''Kaifeng''' ( ), known previously by several names (see below), is a prefecture-level city in east-central Henan province (province of China), People's Republic of China. It was once the capital of the Northern Song Dynasty.

There are currently nearly 5 million people living in its metropolitan area. Located along the southern bank of the Yellow River, it borders the provincial capital of Zhengzhou to the west, Xinxiang to the northwest, Shangqiu to the east, Zhoukou to the southeast, Xuchang to the southwest, and the province of Shandong to the northeast.

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