Tag Archive: China

The Great Wall: the spine of the Chinese people

In exchange for a postcard from Denmark for his daughter’s collection, my Chinese Postcrossing friend sent me one from China. It features the Great Wall, which is probably one of the most well-known symbols of China and of the Chinese people. My friend wrote on the back of the card: This card shows the Great …

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“Toppen og Bolden” – the sequel

Last week I posted a blog about a mysterious skyline in this Danish stamp which featured the HC Andersen story “Toppen og Bolden” or “The Sweethearts”. Some more searching brought me to a page of the World Online Philatelic Agency (WOPA), which explains a bit more about the Danish-Chinese collaboration on the Hans Christian Andersen stamps. Apparently …

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Canada – Dragon Boat Races

From Canada I received a Postcrossing postcard about dragon boat races. It read: “Greetings from Toronto, Canada, one of the most multicultural cities in the world. There is always some festival (music, cultural, food, movies) going on and restaurants from every country can be found around town. Happy Postcrossing!” One of those festivals is the …

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The Dragon Dances

From Taiwan I received a Postcrossing card about Dragon Dances, a dance that is “most spectacular when performed during Chinese New Year” (which is today). Basically, a dance team mimics the supposed movements of a dragon, which symbolises the historical roles of dragons demonstrating power and dignity (1). As I had never seen or even …

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