[History] Beware the Ides of March…But Why??

Originally posted on Old Town Crier:
Beware the Ides of March…But Why?? By Martin Stezano It’s unlikely even Shakespeare could have predicted how his famous phrase would have evolved. Not only did William Shakespeare’s words stick, they branded the phrase with a dark and gloomy connotation that will forever make people uncomfortable. It’s probable that many…

[Literature] My Second-Ever Chinese Language Book Purchase

You may have noticed a severe dearth if posts here at AMOT… That’s because I moved to China to do a bit of work. Since I’m here, I thought I’d raid the local bookstore, translator in hand, and see if I could find something that would inspire me to finally learn Chinese. Here is the […]

Earliest ancient Chinese musical instruments unearthed in tomb complex

From the rather odd archaeological website, Ancient Origins: China Daily reports the musical finds were uncovered in the tomb complex in Hubei province. A plucked string instrument was found, known as the “Se”. Thousands of years ago, the long, flat board instruments were fitted with 50 strings of twisted silk, and were instruments for the […]