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Different forms of martial art originated in china

The concept of Martial arts styles only appear around the Ming Dynasty (1368-1644) Chinese martial arts, also referred to by the Mandarin Chinese term wushu and popularly as kung fu or gung fu are a number of fighting styles that have developed over the centuries in China. These fighting styles are often classified according to common traits, identified as "families" or "schools" of martial arts. Examples of such traits include physical exercises involving animal mimicry, or training methods inspired by Chinese philosophies, religions and legends.

Famous china porcelain pottery


Chinese Pottery and Porcelain: Pottery and china have always been a favour and a must in people's life. China is a country that boasts a long history of Pottery and China-making, and that is how it derives the name. Although it is no longer a technique reserved for China, most of the places claiming the best pottery and china still lie on this land. Apart from the Jingdezhen, the famous "City of Porcelain", there are a lot more places worth going on a china tour in China. Below are the choice where porcelain lovers are sure to acquire profound knowledge and enjoyment.

Buddhism
Buddhism is a religion indigenous to the Indian subcontinent that encompasses a variety of traditions, beliefs, and practices largely based on teachings attributed to Siddhartha Gautama, who is commonly known as the Buddha (meaning "the awakened one" in Sanskrit and Pli). The Buddha lived and taught in the eastern part of Indian subcontinent some time between the 6th and 4th centuries BCE.[1] He is recognized by Buddhists as an awakened or enlightened teacher who shared his insights to help sentient beings end suffering (dukkha) through eliminating ignorance (avidy) and craving (tah), by way of understanding and seeing dependent origination (prattyasamutpda) and non-self (antman), and thus attain the highest happiness, nirva (nirvana).

Chinese pagodas

Ancient Chinese architecture boasts a rich variety of styles and high levels of construction. There were residences, official buildings, palaces, temples, altars, gardens, bridges, city walls and so on. Construction took the form of lou (multistoryed buildings), tai (terraces), ting (pavilions), ge (two-storey pavilions), xuan (verandas with windows), xie (pavilions or houses on terraces), wu (rooms along roofed corridors), etc. All these architectural forms were recorded in early documents of Chinese history. Pagodas, however, appeared relatively late in China. A Chinese term for pagoda did not exist until the first century. The reason is that this new form of architecture was introduced to China only when Buddhism spread to the country. The origin of pagodas, like that of Buddhism, can be traced to India. The relation between Buddhism and pagodas is explained in Buddhist literature, which says that pagodas were originally built for the purpose of preserving the remains of Sakyamuni, the founder of Buddhism. According to Buddhist scripture, when Sakyamuni's body was cremated after his death, his disciples discovered that his remains crystallized into unbreakable shiny beads. They were called sarira, or Buddhist relics, as were his hair, teeth and bones. Later, the remains of other Buddhist monks of high reputation were also called sarira. Since more often than not, no such precious shiny beads could be found in the ashes of cremated Buddhist monks, other things, such as gold, silver and crystal objects or precious stones, were used instead.