From a generic village home to grand imperial palaces and temples,
Chinese architecture has one underlying principle - a north-south
oriented walled compound with the main entrance to the south called
It is difficult if not impossible to appreciate the full extent
and beauty of Chinese literature without being fluent in the language.
The Tang Dynasty is perceived as a golden age of the arts in China.
Formalized theater in China can be traced back to shadow plays,
puppet shows reminiscent of Punch and Judy, and vaudeville styled
shows of that era.
The museum, estimated to cost five million yuan (about 600,000 U.S.
dollars),will be located in a tourism zone in Shaoguan City, which
is famous for steep cliffs and rocks with bizarre shapes.