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A Guide to Hangzhou

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Language: English
Format: Papercover
Page: 273
Publication Date: 01/2013
ISBN: 9787503246197, 7503246197
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杭州的山水名胜、文物古迹、寺庙园林、风物人情、市井民俗奇魅无比,每年吸引着无数来自世界各地的旅游者。本书翔实、准确、生动地介绍杭州和杭州的旅游景点。 本书可作为杭州各高校的旅游或英语专业的在校师生的教学参考。本书语言通俗易懂,朗朗上口,内容易于记诵。
Table of Contents
Part Ⅰ On-the-way Guide 
1. The Welcome Speech 
2. The Paradise City Hangzhou 
3. Religious Sites 
4. The Grand Canal 
5. Four Professional National Museums 
6. On the Way to the Silk Factory 
7. On the Way to the Tea Village 
8. Hangzhou Cuisine 
9. Expo. 2010 Shanghai China 
10. The Farewell Speech 
Part Ⅱ ScenicArea Guide 
11. New West Lake Project 
12. A Boat Cruise on the West Lake 
13. Lingyin Buddhist Temple 
14. Six Harmonies Pagoda 
15. Yue Fei's Temple and Tomb 
16. Song Dynasty Theme Park 
17. Southern Song Imperial Street 
18. Silk City 
19. Xixi Wetland 
20. The Former Residence of Hu Xueyan. 
Part Ⅲ Zhejiang Guide 
21. Introduction of Zhejiang 
Part Ⅳ Questionnaire 
22. Questions and Answers
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3. Religious Sites Hangzhou remains home to many of the religions that haveprospered in China over the centuries. Confucianism, China'soldest extant faith, which could more accurately be called aphilosophy, is still evident in the relationships within families andamong groups of residents. Ancient ancestor worship continuesin the form of respect for the heroes of Hangzhou's past, ascommemorated in the many shrines and tombs along the shoresof West Lake. King Qian's Tomb is perhaps the most strikingexample of this Confucian ethic, as Hangzhou's population andits many tourists still flock here to pay respcts to this founder ofthe Wuyue Kingdom who died over 1000 years ago. However, Hangzhou is especially known as a bastion of theBuddhist faith, which traveled over the Himalayas contained inthe minds and scrolls of Indian missionaries beginning in thesecond century AD. The main tenets of Buddhism hold thatdesire is the root of all suffering, and that only by adhering to thenoble eightfold path of Buddhism can suffering be ended-eitherin this life, on earth, or in the spiritual life, through achievingNirvana. Nirvana is a transcendent state free from suffering and the worldly cycle of birth and rebirth. The basic aims of theprescribed path are to encourage adherents to achieve proprietyin every aspect of life, from action and speech to understandingand concentration. The Wuyue Kingdom, founded by King Qian, was a Buddhistrealm, and during the reign of its kings, the foreign faithflourished along the Qiantang River, and the Chinese adaptedits precepts to fit their own culture, developing strains ofBuddhism with Chinese characteristics.
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