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Gender, History

The Tang Emperor and the first female mathematician: Legendary Chinese women (1)

The media named 2018 “the Year of Women”, and gender equality is also a hot topic in Norwegian politics. In China, despite being predominantly a patriarchal society and the stereotype that Chinese women are submissive, there had been famous historical female figures who managed to subvert the gender roles with extraordinary achievements surpassing men. While… Continue reading The Tang Emperor and the first female mathematician: Legendary Chinese women (1)

Festivity, Modern Chinese Culture

To the Mountain on this Beautiful Autumn Day!

What have you planned for next Wednsday (17th October)? Many in China will have a hiking trip with their grandparents, because this year it is the ninth day of the ninth month in the Chinese lunar calendar, or Chongyang (重阳chóng yáng), a day dedicated to hiking. The tradition is believed to be originated from a… Continue reading To the Mountain on this Beautiful Autumn Day!

Cultural Heritage

The Five Sacred mountains of Ancient China (2)

This blog post is a continuation of the last one, and will look at the remaining two of the five mountains, Hengshan and Songshan: The famous Zhurong peak from Hengshan, Hunan Hengshan (衡山,héngshān) in the south in the province of Hunan is famous for its unique, beautiful shape and rich foliage from the warm and… Continue reading The Five Sacred mountains of Ancient China (2)

Cultural Heritage

The Five Sacred Mountains of Ancient China (1)

Hiking is one of the most popular past-times in Norway, and mountains often have a special place in every Norwegian’s heart. In China, there are five mountains which also have a special place in the culture for over two millennia. As dynasties rose and fell, these five mountains stand high above the horizon overlooking the… Continue reading The Five Sacred Mountains of Ancient China (1)

Cultural Heritage, Norway and Norwegian culture, Tourism, Tradition, 中文博客

挪威小木屋

有幸到挪威游峡湾的话,您一定会看过点缀在两岸高耸的山峦间,或是平静如镜的海岸边,偶然出现数间小木屋,让人感到特别的与世无争、悠然自得。在挪威语里,小木屋叫 ‘’hytte’’(发音近似hǜde). 其实,要把‘’hytte’’这个挪威词翻译成一个能很贴切地反映出它的全部外在和内涵的中文还很难找到...