Tuesday, July 31, 2007

NEW!!The Chinese People's Liberation Army ''s new Uniforms!(picture)

Let us start Chinese!Coming in !

Basic Numbers : from 1 to 10


0零 / 〇líng

Audio file : from 1 to 10.mp3

From 11 to 99


Audio file : from 11 to 99.mp3

From 100 to 999


Audio file : from 100 to 999.mp3

1000 and after

1 000一千yīqiān
1 001一千零一yīqiānlíngyī
1 010一千零一十yīqiānlíngshí
1 100一千一百yīqiānyībǎi
9 999九千九百九十九jiǔqiānjiǔbǎijiǔshíjiǔ
10 000一万yīwàn
1 000 000一百万yībǎiwàn
100 000 000一亿yīyì


  • 100,004 = 十万〇四

  • 10,050,026 = 一千〇五万〇二十六 or 一千〇五万二十六

Calligraphy exercises

20 new characters. Click on the character to open its page (calligraphy, writing rules, etymology...)

一 二 三 四 五 六 七 八 九 十 百 千 万 亿 零

Character 一

Character 五

Character 百

Sunday, July 29, 2007

Chinese Herbal Medicine cure cancer

Chinese Herbal Medicine Other common name(s): traditional Chinese medicine, TCM, Chinese herbs, Oriental medicine Scientific/medical name(s): none Description Chinese herbal medicine is a major aspect of traditional Chinese medicine, which focuses on restoring a balance of energy, body, and spirit to maintain health rather than treating a particular disease or medical condition. Herbs are used with the goal of restoring balance by nourishing the body. Overview Because of the large number of Chinese herbs used and the different uses recommended by practitioners, it is difficult to comment on Chinese herbal medicine as a whole. There may be some individual herbs or extracts that play a role in the prevention and treatment of cancer and other diseases when combined with conventional treatment. However, more research is needed to determine the effectiveness of these individual substances. How is it promoted for use? Chinese herbal medicine is not based on conventional Western concepts of medical diagnosis and treatment. It treats patients聮 main complaints or the patterns of their symptoms rather than the underlying causes. Practitioners attempt to prevent and treat imbalances, such as those caused by cancer and other diseases, with complex combinations of herbs, minerals, and plant extracts. Chinese herbal medicine uses a variety of herbs, in different combinations, to restore balance to the body (see Astragalus, Ginkgo, Ginseng, Green Tea, and Siberian Ginseng). Herbal preparations are said to prevent and treat hormone disturbances, infections, breathing disorders, and a vast number of other ailments and diseases. Some practitioners claim herbs have the power to prevent and treat a variety of cancers. (see Astragalus, Ginkgo, Ginseng, Green Tea, Siberian Ginseng). Most Chinese herbalists do not claim to cure cancer. They use herbal medicine along with conventional treatment prescribed by oncologists, such as radiation therapy and chemotherapy. They claim that herbal remedies can help ease the side effects of conventional cancer therapies, control pain, improve quality of life, strengthen the immune system, and in some cases, stop tumor growth and spread. What does it involve? In China, there are over 3,200 herbs, 300 mineral and animal extracts, and over 400 formulas used. Herbal formulations may consist of 4 to 12 different ingredients, to be taken in the form of teas, powders, pills, tinctures, or syrups. Chinese herbal remedies are made up of one or two herbs that are said to have the greatest effect on major aspects of the problem being treated. The other herbs in the formula treat minor aspects of the problem, direct the formula to specific parts of the body, and help the other herbs work more efficiently. With the increase in popularity of herbal use, many Chinese herbs are sold individually and in formulas. In the United States, Chinese herbs and herbal formulas may be purchased in health food stores, some pharmacies, and from herbal medicine practitioners. Before choosing a mixture of herbs for a patient, the traditional Chinese practitioner will typically ask about symptoms and examine the patient, often focusing on the skin, hair, tongue, eyes, pulses, and voice, in order to detect imbalances in the body. What is the history behind it? Native cultures all over the world have traditionally used herbs to maintain health and treat illnesses. Chinese herbal medicine developed with Chinese culture from tribal roots. By 200 BC, traditional Chinese medicine was firmly established, and by the first century AD, a listing of medicinal herbs and herbal formulations had been developed. The classic Chinese book on medicinal herbs was written during the Ming Dynasty (1152-1578) by Li Shi-Zhen. It listed nearly 2,000 herbs and extracts. By 1990, the latest edition of The Pharmacopoeia of the People's Republic of China listed more than 500 single herbs or extracts and nearly 300 complex formulations. As Western conventional medicine spread to the East, some traditional Chinese medical practices began to be regarded as folklore. However, since 1949, the Chinese government has supported the use of both traditional and Western medicine. Chinese herbal medicine first came to wide-spread attention in the United States in the 1970s, when President Richard Nixon visited China. Today, at least 30 states license practitioners of Oriental medicine and more than 25 colleges of Oriental medicine exist in the United States. What is the evidence? Some herbs and herbal formulations have been evaluated in animal, laboratory, and human studies in both the East and the West with wide-ranging results. Research results vary widely depending on the specific herb, but several have shown activity against cancer cells in laboratory dishes and in some lab animals. There is some evidence from randomized clinical trials that some Chinese herbs may contribute to longer survival rates, reduction of side effects, and lower risk of recurrence for some cancers, especially when combined with conventional treatment. Many of these studies, however, are published in Chinese, and some of them do not list the specific herbs that were tested. Some of these journal articles do not describe how the studies were conducted completely enough to determine whether they use methods comparable to those used in Western clinical research. However, there are some notable exceptions, such as the PC-SPES, a mixture including several Chinese herbs that has been studied in considerable detail in US clinical trials (see PC-SPES).. More controlled research is needed to determine the role of Chinese herbal medicine in cancer treatment and prevention. Are there any possible problems or complications? This product is sold as a dietary supplement in the United States. Unlike drugs (which must be tested before being allowed to be sold), the companies that make supplements are not required to prove to the Food and Drug Administration that their supplements are safe or effective, as long as they don't claim the supplements can prevent, treat, or cure any specific disease. Some such products may not contain the amount of the herb or substance that is written on the label, and some may include other substances (contaminants). Actual amounts per dose may vary between brands or even between different batches of the same brand. Most such supplements have not been tested to find out if they interact with medicines, foods, or other herbs and supplements. Even though some reports of interactions and harmful effects may be published, full studies of interactions and effects are not often available. Because of these limitations, any information on ill effects and interactions below should be considered incomplete. Because of the variety of herbs used in Chinese herbal medicine, there is a potential for negative interactions with prescribed drugs. Some herbal preparations contain other ingredients which are not always identified. The FDA has issued a statement warning diabetics to avoid several specific brands of Chinese herbal products because they illegally contain the prescription diabetes drugs glyburide and phenformin. FDA warnings have been issued for PC-SPES and production of that product stopped because the Chinese herbal products also contained prescription drugs (indomethicin, diethylstilbestrol and warfarin). Similar concerns have been raised about Chinese herbal products for other diseases, which have been found to contain toxic contaminants and prescription drugs such as diazepam (Valium). Tests of Chinese herbal remedies by the California Department of Health found that nearly one third contained prescription drugs or were contaminated with toxic metals such as mercury, arsenic, and lead. Concerns about Chinese herbal products have been raised in other countries as well. The Japanese Ministry of Health, Labor, and Welfare reported that some Chinese herbal products contained contaminants which caused severe liver and thyroid problems that were fatal in some cases. Even herbs with no contaminants can cause allergic reactions in a few people. Those who are allergic to plants, including plant-based foods, may be more likely to react to herbs. Of the more than 5,000 medicinal plant species in China, a small number are potentially toxic (poisonous) to the human body. Toxic herbs may mistakenly be harvested and shipped for herbal medicines and cause harmful reactions in those who take the medicines. In addition, the herbal formulas used are often complex and difficult for manufacturers and practitioners to formulate correctly. For example, an herbal product intended to promote weight loss confused two Chinese herbs with similar names and mistakenly used the wrong one, resulting in severe kidney damage that was fatal in some cases. Although the long history of traditional Chinese herbal medicine is sometimes interpreted as evidence of safety, it is important to note that many of these herbs are no longer produced and used as they were in the past. The historical safety of using low doses of an herb for a short period of time under close supervision of a traditional practitioner does not assure safety when these herbs are used in high doses and concentrated forms over a longer period without medical guidance, not does it address concerns of intentional or inadvertent contamination of these herbs with toxic substances or prescription drugs during the manufacturing process. Practitioners of traditional Chinese medicine licensed by a state board can provide advice on sources of herbs less likely to contain dangerous contaminants. Because some herbs used in traditional Chinese medicine may cause dangerous interactions with conventional medications, patients should talk with their doctor and pharmacist before using any of the herbs.

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Now ,father's Chinese herbs Express doom . I want to make money quickly. But I just Participate in the work one year's only, I do not have a lot of money, how can i do?Who can tell me?

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My suffering family

My family have four people.Father,mather ,sister and me .My father is 58 year's old this year.My father check out ill with lung cancer in July.Doctor said the disease can not cure.Heard of this news I can't know what i can do .We have not enough money .My famail is poor.Sister only 16 year's old .she must study now.Mother ill with depression also.One day she eating my father 's medicine by stealth.So she can't look after my sick father at all.I must strongly!I have become the home of adults !Don't cry , girl!A za A za fighting!

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Anji Bai Cha

Harvested between 7 to 18 degrees Celsius on March 28, 2006 before Qing Ming! There was an emperor during the Song Dynasty named Song Hui Zhong (Zhou Ji) who was a great artist, and a passionate tea lover. He wrote a book about tea titled ‘Da Guan Cha Lun’ (A Discussion Focused on Tea) He wrote a whole chapter on Bai Cha, but he didn’t mention the source.

Lu Yu, the famous tea sage during the Tang Dynasty, described An Ji as a treasure of tea, but he didn’t mention the tea. It took 900 years for tea scholars and tea masters to put the two together and discover an ancient Bai Cha bush. It has taken since 1980 to propagate enough bushes to have a commercial crop. This is the most sought after green tea in China. It is rare and wonderful. We are proud to be the first company to import this tea from China. Bai Cha means white tea, but this is green tea, and despite the name it does not belong to the white tea category. The name comes from Zhou Ji, which likened it to white jade in water. This tea is sometimes called by tea experts An Ji Bai Pian. The soil where this tea grows is similar to the soil in the WuYi Mountains in that it is sandy, rocky and rich in minerals. The environment, of course, has a powerful impact on the tea. In the winter there is a stretch of cold for more than 20 days of -8 to - 10 degrees Celsius. This causes a decrease in chlorophyll. As the weather warms and the new tea buds and leaves start to grow, the color is a very light and yellowish shade of green, the veins being dark green. After the temperature reaches 23 degrees Celsius the leaves turn to a darker shade of green.

The tea harvest time for the best tea occurs for the short amount of time before the leaves turn color. During this period the amino acid theranine is double that of other teas. Theranine is an amino acid that is calming to the nervous system. The fragrance of this tea shouts FRESH, and the taste is very clean and sweet. There is a very limited amount of this tea.

Thursday, July 26, 2007

My life in college(pic)

I study computer information management professional in this university.

University life have passed three years

Goodbye !My university life

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The Blog let me excitement!

I am very excited. Because a American net friend saw my hometown in my blog,He said that he will travel to our hometown, I do hope his ciceroni . It appears that blog certitude make the people of the world to link together and become friends.

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Wednesday, July 25, 2007

What's the Mesothelioma?

Mesothelioma is a highly aggressive cancer type of organization development line, and the protection of the lungs, stomach, the heart and other organs. This is the so-called protection organizations lined skin, So right kind of cancer medical terminology -- mesothelioma. Most of the time, Due to the development of the personal mesothelioma have been exposed to asbestos. Most of them were scored mesothelioma inhalation or exposure to asbestos fibers or dust access touched particles containing clothes. Most personal prognosis is engaged in asbestos factories or other facilities in the use of asbestos in the compounds, the mid-1940s, When the century did not know its harm-dormant symptoms can lay up to 50 years. The diagnosis is mesothelioma men than women, more common , but can affect men and women. When gathered in the skin cells, especially when extensive, if untreated, membrane rupture and the beginning of cancer will spread to other areas, from the origin of the body. Symptoms include coughing, chest pain, weight loss and abdominal swelling. However, the diagnosis of mesothelioma is often difficult, because its symptoms similar to the Times proved several other diseases. Dr. reminder of the past history, is very useful in making asbestos exposure prognosis. rely on the stage of the disease, treatment may include surgery, Chemotherapy and radiotherapy. If you have any concessions compensation or someone you know is suffering or has died of cancer related mesothelioma. Even if the public Division is responsible for the asbestos exposure no longer engage in business or reserved funds to pay for personal or family loss. In the field of Internet search Mesothelioma litigation lawyers will help you find assistance. Pleural mesothelioma is pleural primary tumor, - limited (mostly benign) and diffuse (all malignant) hours. Diffuse malignant mesothelioma is the worst prognosis chest tumors. The early symptoms of chest pain, cough and shortness of breath as the most common. Have a fever, joint pain or sweating mainly v. symptoms. About half of a large number of patients with pleural effusion severe shortness of breath. No large pleural effusion were often more severe chest pain, weight loss common. Ordinary X-ray revealed pleural effusion, pulmonary tumor tissue was wrapped. Advanced cases of pericardial effusion may have caused the heart to expand and impact of soft tissue and bone damage. Suspicious of malignant pleural mesothelioma patients, CT is most useful. Cytological examination of pleural fluid also contribute to the diagnosis. Conventional laboratory examination, some patients may have increased platelets, serum carcinoembryonic antigen (CEA), such as increased. For wellness checks can clear diagnosis can be done thoracoscopic pleural biopsy. Most patients can generally result was diagnosed. Malignant pleural mesothelioma treatment is still no effective curative treatment. Treatment, a surgical treatment, chemotherapy and radiation therapy. General view of the relative limitations of the tumor stage I patients, advocated doing cure pleural pneumonectomy. For II, III, IV phase patients, radical surgery is pointless. Only the purposes of palliative surgery morbidity in the majority of patients between the ages of 40 -70, men more than women.

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Tuesday, July 24, 2007

Chinese Food


A meal in Chinese culture is typically seen as consisting of two or more general components: (1) a carbohydrate source or starch, known as 主食 in the Chinese language, (zhǔshí Pinyin , lit. "main food", staple) — typically rice, noodles, or mantou (steamed buns), and (2) accompanying dishes of vegetables, meat, fish, or other items, known as 菜 (càiPinyin , lit. vegetable") in the Chinese language. This cultural conceptualization is in some ways in contrast to cuisines of Northern Europe and the USA, where meat or animal protein is often considered the main dish, and analogous to the one of most Mediterranean cuisines, based typically on wheat-derived components like pasta or cous cous.
Rice is a critical part of much of Chinese cuisine. However, in many parts of China, particularly northern China, wheat-based products including noodles and steamed buns (mantou 饅頭) predominate, in contrast to southern China where rice is dominant. Despite the importance of rice in Chinese cuisine, at extremely formal occasions, it is sometimes the case that no rice at all will be served; in such a case, rice would only be provided when no other dishes remained, or as a token dish at the end of the meal. Soup is usually served at the start of a meal and at the end of a meal in Southern China.
Chopsticks are the primary eating utensil in Chinese culture for solid foods, while soups and other liquids are enjoyed[1] with a wide, flat-bottomed spoon (traditionally made of ceramic). It is reported that wooden chopsticks are losing their dominance due to recent logging shortfalls in China and East Asia; many Chinese eating establishments are considering a switch to a more environmentally sustainable eating utensil, such as plastic or bamboo chopsticks. More expensive materials used in the past included ivory and silver. On the other hand, disposable chopsticks made of wood/bamboo have all but replaced reusable ones in small restaurants.
In most dishes in Chinese cuisine, food is prepared in bite-sized pieces (e.g. vegetable, meat, doufu), ready for direct picking up and eating. Traditionally, Chinese culture considered using knives and forks at the table barbaric due to fact that these implements are regarded as weapons. It was also considered ungracious to have guests work at cutting their own food. Fish are usually cooked and served whole, with diners directly pulling pieces from the fish with chopsticks to eat, unlike in some other cuisines where they are first filleted. This is because it is desired for fish to be served as fresh as possible. It is common in many restaurant settings for the server to use a pair of spoons to divide the fish into servings at the table. Chicken is another meat popular in Chinese meals. While the chicken is cut into pieces, every single piece of the chicken is served including gizzards and head. The emphasis in Chinese culture on wholeness is reflected here. It is considered bad luck if fish or chicken is served without its head and tail, as that is synonymous with something that does not have a proper beginning or end.
In a Chinese meal, each individual diner is given his or her own bowl of rice while the accompanying dishes are served in communal plates (or bowls) that are shared by everyone sitting at the table. In the Chinese meal, each diner picks food out of the communal plates on a bite-by-bite basis with their chopsticks. This is in contrast to western meals where it is customary to dole out individual servings of the dishes at the beginning of the meal. Many non-Chinese are uncomfortable with allowing a person's individual utensils (which might have traces of saliva) to touch the communal plates; for this hygienic reason, additional serving spoons or chopsticks (公筷, lit. common/public/shared chopsticks) may be made available. In areas with increased Western influence, such as Hong Kong, diners are provided individually with a heavy metal spoon for this purpose. The food selected is often eaten together with some rice either in one bite or in alternation.
Vegetarianism is not uncommon or unusual in China, though, as is the case in the West, it is only practiced by a relatively small proportion of the population. The Chinese vegetarians do not eat a lot of tofu, unlike the stereotypical impression in the West. Most Chinese vegetarians are Buddhists. Non-Chinese people eating Chinese cuisine will note that a large number of popular vegetable dishes may actually contain meat (usually pork), as meat chunks or bits have been traditionally used to flavor dishes. Chinese Buddhist cuisine has many true vegetarian dishes that contain no meat at all.
In contrast to most western meals, a Chinese meal does not typically end with a dessert. However, a sweet dish is usually served at the end of a formal dinner or banquet, such as sliced fruits or a sweet soup (糖水, lit. sugar water) which is served warm.
In traditional Chinese culture, cold beverages are believed to be harmful to digestion of hot food, so items like ice-cold water or soft drinks are traditionally not served at meal-time. Besides soup, if any other beverages are served, they would most likely be hot tea or hot water. Tea is believed to help in the digestion of greasy foods. Despite this tradition, nowadays beer and soft drinks are popular accompaniment with meals. A popular combo in many small restaurants in parts of China is hot ot served with cold beer, a combination known as 冷淡杯 (Pinyin: leng3 dan4 bei1, literally: cold and bland cup, despite being strongly flavored), which is the very opposite of what traditional wisdom would admonish.
Often, Chinese food found outside China can range from the authentic, or food that has been adapted for local tastes, to something that is newly created. For example, chop suey does not exist in Chinese restaurants in China.

Thursday, July 19, 2007

A Little Bit About Dazhuhai

A Little Bit About Dazhuhai
The quiet road is edged with small, allotment-like pieces of land on one side and bamboo on the other. It is a pleasant 10-minute walk to the entrance of Dazhuhai and it is past 5pm when I arrive. The huge car-park has emptied apart from a few cars and I am content to find myself here at the closing of the day, the crowds having long since returned “ashore” to their comfortable coaches.Established in 1999, Dazhuhai is the biggest bamboo forest park in the South East of China and covers an area of just under 19km2. It remains “under development” in terms of plans to increase its forest walkways which are currently quite limited. Dazhuhai still sells itself heavily on its part in Chinese director Ang Lee’s epic movie “Crouching Tiger, Hidden Dragon” and rightly so. The first Chinese movie ever to win Oscars, this sweeping story is filmed against a landscape that is equally compelling: the splendid scenery as unforgettable as the film. The spectacular “flying” fight scenes in the impossibly tall bamboos were filmed here and as I walk beneath this sussurating forest I reflect that the hypnotic beauty of bamboo deserves its place on the big screen alongside that of Zhang Ziyi or Chow Yun Fat.The Story of Five Woman SpringThe spring itself flows into a stream that runs down the right-hand side of the main path. It is edged by a covered walkway of paths and pergolas and opens out near the entrance of Dazhuhai into a small, shallow pond with stepping-stones.Five Woman Spring (Wunv quan, 五女泉), like many watercourses in China, has a story to tell. A long time ago, there were five peasant women. Every day the women would come down to the water to wash their clothes and talk together. The women felt that their fellow human beings were poor in heart and mind and so the five women planted some bamboo. Bamboo represents peace, harmony and spirituality in the Buddhist religion and so the women hoped to give their fellow people a place of beauty and contemplation to help heal their spirits. The Buddhist Goddess of Mercy, Guanyin (观音) saw what the five women did and was so moved by their efforts and goodwill that she transformed them into immortals and gave each of them a special name. One of the women she named “White Tea” (Baicha, 白茶). White Tea is a special kind of green tea that only grows in certain areas around Zhejiang and Fujian Provinces (福建省), so called because of the fine white hairs upon the leaf. It is believed that the perfect cup of White Tea can only be made using water collected from this spring. Water from this spring is also supposed to bring good fortune and blessings to those who drink it.