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Magnificent Traditional Chinese Costume

1 October 2011
 
 

Each year three days before China's National Day festival, Chinese people celebrate the birthday anniversary of Confucius, which not only is a time to review China's cultural roots but an opportunity to display splendid Chinese costume that is characterized by body length flowing gown and a pair of a half meter wide sleeves.

On 28 September this year, the day Confucius was born 2562 year ago (Do you see the coincidence between Confucius and PRC indicated by number 2500?), a group of youth in Zhengding County (正定县), Hebei Province, dressed in the Ming Kingdom's costume while performing antiquated Six-Line Dance (六佾舞) before the earliest surviving Confucius memorial hall in China. (Photo credit to 牛琳 from 中新社)

 
 
 

Accompanied the dance was the long-established ritual music played on the conventional instruments made of eight materials including metal, stone, earthen, leather, horse hair, wooden, bottle gourd and bamboo that produced eight distinctive audio notes to correspond to eight different vibrations of information energy (chi) channeling through eight directions in the space. (Photo credit to 牛琳 from 中新社)

 
 
 

The traditional ceremonial dance was also performed by the artists wearing a ritual attire based on the Ming code at the sage's birthplace Qufu (曲阜) in Shandong Province. (Photo credit to 孔凡元 from 中新社)

 
 
 

When the dancers presented Great Accomplishment of Spring and Autumn Era they adopted a more archaic appeal closer to the fashion dating back to Confucius' time. (Photo credit to 孔凡元 from 中新社) 

 
 
 

The boys and girls in traditional flowing gowns attended the ritual commemorating their most famous and most respected townsman.

 
 
 

In Guangxi province in China's southwest, around ten thousand people joined an outdoor party celebrating Confucius' birthday in which some students in Ming Dynasty's police uniform performed Eight-Line Dance. (Photo credit to 周潇男)

 
 
 

In Gansu province in China's northwest, hundreds of Confucius followers in dignified traditional clothing ascended to a hilltop 2000m above sea level to observe a service commemorating their great cultural leader. (Photo credit to 杨艳敏)

 
 
 

To the college students in Xian, Shaaxi province, donning on traditional Chinese costume for Confucius memorial ceremony is more than a fashion statement. It is also an act to evoke the spirit of authentic Chinese civilization that has been badly distorted by the thick headed Manchurians with a culture based on shamanic fox-demon worship and willfully misinterprated by the blind followers of the Western religion and system.

It was explicitly explained by China's history observers of the past that "无礼乐不成中国,无章服便无华夏" - without observing unique Chinese ritual, music, prose and costume, Chinese civilization will lose its essential media to convey the essence.

Regretablly the traditional costume fans in today's China often put on clothes that look rather bizarre and awkward in shape and colour which are thus shunted by many. We often wonder why the designers can't be bothered to take a look at the more advanced garments of Ming Dynasty that are wonderfully and readily displayed on the opera stages of Qunqu (昆曲) and Yueju (越剧). (Photo credit to 张远)

 
 
 

Hopefully when these kids grow up, China's streetscape will be more commonly graced by elegant flowing dress as it was three centuries ago. (Photo credit to 郑智敏)

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About People's Daily's Promotion of GMO:

人民日…报:

近年来,关于转基因的争论备受社会关注,甚至出现了妖魔化转基因、围攻转基因科学家的非正常现象,远远超出了理性讨论的范畴。为什么关于转基因的谣言到处流传?抵制转基因能解决我国的粮食安全问题吗?怎样进行深入、有效的科普?

编剧赵华:

谁在“妖魔化转基因”?没有话语权的中国消费者在网络上质疑的是“转基粮”和“转基食”的安全谎言,理性地要求张启发院士提供他关于转基粮和转基食安全的证据,张启发拒不回答,当然要激怒消费者,这也叫“非正常现象”?消费者提出了俄罗斯科学家关于转基因大豆可使仓鼠三代绝种的长期毒理试验铁证,这也叫关于转基因的谣言到处流传”?造谣者反诬提出铁证者“造谣”,还有比这更无耻的吗?

人民日…报:

张启发之所以遭受围攻,原因就在于他牵头研发的两个转基因水稻品种“华恢1号”和“Bt汕优63”,在2009年8月获得了农业部发放的安全证书。在取得种子生产许可证和种子经营许可证后,这两种水稻可进行商业化种植。

编剧赵华:

所谓的“国家农业转基因生物安全委员会”根本就是黑箱操作的产物,其成员中的转基粮利益相关者占了很大比重,而涉及食品安全的成员只是极少数,其“安全评价”一钱不值。而此后张启发团队进行的生产试验,又极不负责任地造成转基粮种子的非法扩散,以致出口大米制品频频被检测出转基因成分,遭到欧盟制裁,完全是犯罪行为,却至今未受任何法律追究!

人民日…...报:

根据安委会的评价意见,2004年—2008年,农业部转基因生物安全检测机构对转基因水稻的目标性状进行了检测验证,后又对分子特征、环境安全和食用安全的指标进行了全面复核检测,结果都证实该转基因水稻的安全性。

编剧赵华:

转基因水稻“环境安全”的检测报告从未公布,凭什么证明其“安全性”?至于“食用安全”, 张启发团队明明于3年之内使用了10吨转基因水稻做动物毒理试验,却拿不出长期“多代”动物毒理试验报告,只能反复宣传仅进行了7天的“小鼠灌胃试验”安全结论,与俄罗斯科学家长达两年的三代仓鼠喂养转基因大豆毒理试验相比,简直如同儿戏.

人民日…报:

反对转基因只会延缓我国生物育种产业的步伐,帮助国外大公司扩大垄断. 在转基因研究与开发这一国际科技竞赛中,转基因水稻是我国不可多得的代表性领先成果。

编剧赵华:

人民日报记者懂不懂“转基因研发”和“转基因主粮研发”的区别?“转基因主粮研发”涉及到广大消费者的健康,必需确保其绝对安全,否则当然要遭到质疑和反对。至于“转基因水稻是我国不可多得的代表性领先成果”,又是张启发院士的谎言。据绿色和平组织调查,张启发的两种转基因水稻含有11种国外专利,究竟是谁的成果?

人民日…报:

从事神经生物学和发育生物学的饶毅说,此前他不愿介入转基因的讨论,因为据他观察,中国国内和海外华人反对转基因的人当中,迄今没有真正懂行的专业人士。

编剧赵华:

落选院士饶毅委实可笑。在现代科学极端细分的潮流下,他这个“神经生物学家”懂什么转基因?如果饶毅不知道俄罗斯科学家关于转基因大豆可使仓鼠三代绝种的信息,建议他先去了解。如果他已经了解,就只能说他是个蓄意维护美国生物垄断资本利益、蓄意损害中国消费者利益的“华奸”了。

人民日…报:

饶毅认为,由于中国没有搞转基因大豆,种植的非转基因大豆产量低、成本高,巨大的需求缺口只好靠美国物美价廉的转基因大豆来弥补。

编剧赵华:

美国的转基因大豆大规模进口,完全是中国政府屈服于美国压力,放任其低价倾销的结果。中国原来是大豆纯出口国,被美国政府大力补贴的转基因大豆低价倾销压垮,完全是中国政府渎职造成的。若非中国政府放任美国转基因大豆的低价倾销,在欧美、日韩根本没用市场的转基因大豆早就死翘翘了。

人民日…报:

近年来网络上“转基因食品危害健康”的言论比比皆是,不仅加剧了公众的疑虑,甚至导致一定程度的社会恐慌。

编剧赵华:

“转基因食品危害健康”的证据越来越多,引起的已不是社会恐慌,而是广大中国消费者的愤怒。农业部上了美国生物垄断资本的贼船,迟早要被清算。温总何去何从?

人民日…报:

2008年底,李真真课题组在北京市西城区某社区招聘了20名志愿者. 在由志愿者共同签字的“结论报告”中,有一段话耐人寻味: "由于迄今为止,科学研究没有提供有力的证据,证明转基因食品对人类健康的长期影响是否安全。因此,我们仍然对其潜在的、长期的影响心存担忧。我们基本相信科研机构和政府所提供的信息,也希望科技界和政府能够承担起相应的责任,诚实地公开相关信息。”

编剧赵华:

人民日报又拿出“旧闻”冒充“新闻”来蒙骗读者了。2008年消费者“基本相信科研机构和政府所提供的信息”,现在呢?中国“科研机构和政府”早已用他们未“承担起相应的责任”,未“诚实地公开相关信息”的拙劣表演,使他们在消费者中的信誉荡然无存!在转基粮和转基食即将臭遍全球的情况下,还要负隅顽抗,发出人民日报这种毫无说服力的烂文,温总,你究竟想做什么?

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