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Romania, the small country in the center of Eastern Europe, is unique in that it is the only Eastern Block country that speaks a Romance language. Alexandru Niculescu, in his book Outline History of...
In December 2013, a hoax began circulating on the internet claiming that Pope Francis had called a Third Vatican Council that, among other things, purged a literal hell from Catholic doctrine. ‘This...

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从和田市向西北方向行车不到半小时,就到了墨玉县。墨玉县总人口有53万,维族居民占97.2%,它在历史上属于古于阗国。在有“桑皮纸之乡”之称的墨玉县普恰克其乡里,我们见到了桑皮纸第十代传承人托乎提·巴克。留着一缕花白长须的他一点也不像90多岁的老人:他正坐在铺有地毯的土炕上削着桑树皮。这可是个技术活,需要从已剖开的桑树表皮里轻轻剥离出淡绿色半透明的内皮(第二层树皮)。老人家快速地挥动着小刀,剥剩下的...
    从新疆和田策勒县城沿国道315线东行约30公里即是达玛沟乡。学者称,"达玛沟"正确汉语译名应是"达摩沟",意为"佛法汇集之地"。     达玛沟乡81岁高龄的维吾尔老人买迪萨乌尔·买提赛地、78岁的依明·司马义、73岁的萨德尔·萨乌尔告诉记者,"达玛沟"不是维吾尔语,他们的祖先搬迁到这里的时候就已经叫这个地名...
“粉蜡笺”主要采用优质宣纸,经过染色、拖粉、加蜡、砑光、再施以泥金、泥银,由技术娴熟的专业技工,在纸上进行描金勾银,形成各色吉祥图案,一笔笔细描精绘而成。“粉蜡笺”具有“生、熟两种宣纸的功能效果,具有纸质平滑、润墨坚韧、色泽均匀、气质高雅、精美华贵等特点,适合书写绘画、装饰托裱等多种用途。”粉蜡笺“由于选料严格、加工精细、技艺精湛、图案新颖、色彩鲜艳,不仅具有宜书宜画的实用功能,而且其本身就是一种...