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Propriety (礼) as mentioned in The Analects of Confucius has three layers of meaning: ceremony, etiquette and politeness. Since ancient times, China has been a country of etiquette. There are many stories concerning propriety which have been widely handed down.
In the book New Tales Commonly Told there is the well-known story “Kong Rong (孔融) Takes the Smallest Pear,” and a similar one in The History of the Later Han Dynasty. It can be called a much-told tale.
Su Wu (苏武) was the prefect of Tai Commandery in the Han Dynasty (206 BC-220AD). He was ahigh-minded gentleman of ancient China.In100 BC he was promoted to Zhonglangjiang (a senior officer in the early Han Dynasty). In the same year, a new khan of the Xiongnu came to power, and Emperor Wu of the Han Dynasty, eager to show friendship to the new khan, sent Su Wu as his envoy leading a retinue of over 100 persons, to escort some detained Xiongnu envoys back to their country. But just as Su Wu was preparing to return home at the end of his mission, turmoil broke out among the upper ranks of the Xiongnu. The Han envoys somehow became implicated, and were arrested as hostages in an attempt to subvert Han.
The Spring Festival can be said to be the most important festival of the year for Chinese people. A few days before the Lunar New Year’s Eve, people working away would hurry back home in time for the Spring Festival. The whole family gathers together, and with much bustle prepares to celebrate the coming of the New Year.
On September 25, 1949, only five days before the grand ceremony to announce the founding of the People’s Republic of China, the leaders of the Communist Party of China and personages of the various other parties and cultural figures met in Fengze Hall in Zhongnanhai. Under the direction of Mao Zedong (毛泽东) and Zhou Enlai (周恩来), a special meeting was held.
The world’s longest sea-spanning bridge, the highway-railway bridge with the longest span in the world, the first sea-spanning dual-use bridge in the world – these are just some of the “world firsts” China has created in the sphere of bridge building. But the one which best represents China’s modern industrial power is the Hong Kong-Zhuhai-Macao Bridge.
The Great Wall was built in ancient times in northern China as a defensive bulwark against invaders from the north. Its construction fused the wisdom with the sweat and blood of generations of Chinese workers in those far-off times.
There were nine passes in the construction of the “ten-thousand-mile Great Wall,” as it is called, which entailed either spanning deep gorges or traversing lofty mountain ranges in order to ensure complete defense works. Masons were sent to Gansu Province for the construction of Jiayu Pass Fortress (at the western end of the wall, the final pass), which needed over one million blocks of stone, large and small.