Kaifeng

What is Kaifeng known for?


painting depicting

塔 ) as it is called today was constructed measuring WikiPedia:Kaifeng


painting called

Road, Longting District (龙亭区龙亭西路5号; Lóng​tíng​qū​ Lóng​tíng​xī​lù​) lat long directions Bus 1, 15, 20 phone +86 378 5663819 tollfree fax hours 09:00-22:00 price ¥80 content This park is based on a Song Dynasty painting called ''Going Upriver for Qingming Festival''. It illustrates Song Dynasty daily life, shops and workshops. The origianl painting can be seen the Forbidden City in Beijing. Copies can be bought in the park. Museums *


multiple+story

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


song created

as a Jinshi (Jinshi (imperial examination)). He was a magistrate in Bian (Kaifeng), the capital of the Song dynasty. In the 11th century, the Song Dynasty Chinese horologist, mechanical engineer, and astronomer Su Song created a water-driven astronomical clock for his clock-tower of Kaifeng City. Su Song is noted for having incorporated an escapement mechanism and earliest known endless power-transmitting chain drive for his clock-tower and armillary sphere


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


small history

by an escapement mechanism and the earliest known chain drive. However, 35 years later, the invading Jurchen (Jin Dynasty (1115–1234)) army dismantled the tower in 1127 AD upon taking the capital of Kaifeng. The armillary sphere part was brought to Beijing, yet the tower was never successfully reinstated, not even by Su Song's son. The '''Kaifeng Jews''' are members of a small Jewish (History of the Jews in China) community in Kaifeng, in the Henan province of China who have assimilated into Chinese society while preserving some Jewish traditions and customs. Their origin and time of arrival in Kaifeng are a matter of debate among experts. History Most scholars agree that a Jewish community existed in Kaifeng since the Northern Song Dynasty (960–1127), some date their arrival to the Tang Dynasty (618-907) or earlier. WikiPedia:Kaifeng


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


translation year

药以火发之,辄前烧十余步,人亦不敢近。(蒙古)大兵惟畏此二物云。(Rough translation: Year 1232: Among the weaponry at the defense city Kaifeng are the "thundercrash", which are made of iron pot, filled with drugs black powder, that exploded after being lighted with fire, and made a noise like thunder. They could be heard from over 100 li (li (unit)), and could spread on more than a third of an acre, moreover they could penetrate the armours and the iron. The Mongol soldiers employed a siege

「震天雷」者,铁罐盛药,以火点之,砲起火发,其声如雷,闻百里外,所爇围半亩之上,火点著甲铁皆透。(蒙古)大兵又为牛皮洞,直至城下,掘城为龛,间可容人,则城上不可奈何矣。人有献策者,以铁绳悬「震天雷」者,顺城而下,至掘处火发,人与牛皮皆碎迸无迹。又「飞火枪」,注药以火发之,辄前烧十余步,人亦不敢近。(蒙古)大兵惟畏此二物云。(Rough translation: Year 1232: Among the weaponry at the defense city Kaifeng are the "thundercrash", which are made of iron pot, filled with drugs black powder, that exploded after being lighted with fire, and made a noise like thunder. They could be heard from over 100 li (li (unit)), and could spread on more

,眯其人马之目,人物不相见。(Rough Translation: Year 1161 Once our ships had hid behind the Mount Qibao, an order was given to launch out followed after the signal. Earlier, a mounted scout was sent atop the peak to watch over half cross the river, suddenly a signal was shown from the peak, and the ships came out from the river on both sides at the foot, all men on board tread as to move the ship. The ships seemed to move swiftly without sails or oars, so the savages Jin conceived that those were paper


early publishing

printing plates and entered the age of modern book and magazine printing. The largest of the early publishing houses were the Commercial Press (''Shangwu Yinshuguan''), established in 1897, and the China Publishing House (''Zhonghua Shuju''), established in 1912, both of which were still operating in 1987. Following the May Fourth Movement of 1919, publishers, especially those associated with various groups of intellectuals, proliferated. During the Chinese civil war, New China Booksellers


prominent military

WikiPedia:Kaifeng

Kaifeng

'''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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