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Photographic Essay of the Great Wall set to a classic song depicting the struggles of this epic project.

Photographic Essay of the Great Wall set to a classic song depicting the struggles of this epic project.

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    • A Taste of ChinaA photo essay covering the beauty of the Great Wall of ChinaPhotos taken and Slide Show Produced byDavid G. Sherburne Queptography – “Unique Photography “Music Credits are being determined
    • THE GREAT WALL History, Culture & Chinese SymbolismTHE GREAT WALL SYMBOLIZES LOVE, SACRIFICEAND HEROISM;IT EMBRACES UNIVERSAL VIRTUES OF HUMANITYEMANATING FROM;THE PROFOUND HISTORY AND RICH CULTURE OFTHE CHINESE
    • The Chinese call the Great Wall the "Wall of Ten Thousand Li (kilometers)". TheGreat Wall, with a width of six horses standing side by side, stretches over 4,000miles, farther than the distance from New York to San Francisco. It was built byhand over 3,000 years ago to ward off the invading Huns. How the stones on theWall were bonded before the advent of modern building methods such ascement is a wonder. The effort to feed the army of workers on the Wall projectalone is imponderable.
    • The Chinese call the Great Wall the "Wall of Ten Thousand Li (kilometers)". TheGreat Wall, with a width of six horses standing side by side, stretches over 4,000miles, farther than the distance from New York to San Francisco. It was built byhand over 3,000 years ago to ward off the invading Huns. How the stones on theWall were bonded before the advent of modern building methods such ascement is a wonder. The effort to feed the army of workers on the Wall projectalone is imponderable.
    • The Chinese call the Great Wall the "Wall of Ten Thousand Li (kilometers)". TheGreat Wall, with a width of six horses standing side by side, stretches over 4,000miles, farther than the distance from New York to San Francisco. It was built byhand over 3,000 years ago to ward off the invading Huns. How the stones on theWall were bonded before the advent of modern building methods such ascement is a wonder. The effort to feed the army of workers on the Wall projectalone is imponderable.
    • The Chinese call the Great Wall the "Wall of Ten Thousand Li (kilometers)". TheGreat Wall, with a width of six horses standing side by side, stretches over 4,000miles, farther than the distance from New York to San Francisco. It was built byhand over 3,000 years ago to ward off the invading Huns. How the stones on theWall were bonded before the advent of modern building methods such ascement is a wonder. The effort to feed the army of workers on the Wall projectalone is imponderable.
    • The Chinese call the Great Wall the "Wall of Ten Thousand Li (kilometers)". TheGreat Wall, with a width of six horses standing side by side, stretches over 4,000miles, farther than the distance from New York to San Francisco. It was built byhand over 3,000 years ago to ward off the invading Huns. How the stones on theWall were bonded before the advent of modern building methods such ascement is a wonder. The effort to feed the army of workers on the Wall projectalone is imponderable.
    • Folktales derived from the Great Wall are legendary. Mostpopular of all is the sad and tragic story of Meng Jiang Nuand her husband Fan Shi Liang. Fan was drafted to buildthe Wall soon after their wedding. Worried about thesevere weather, Meng knitted a blanket for her husband,and walked thousands of miles to where he was working,only to be told that he was dead. She cried day and night.Suddenly a portion of the Wall crumbled, exposing thebody of her beloved.__________________________________________________________________The Chinese Fine Arts Society (CFAS) was founded in 1984 as a 501c3 non-profit organization dedicated to the education andpromotion of the Chinese cultural arts. In Chicago’s culturally diversified society, CFAS provides programs and activities thatpromote the understanding of Chinese culture through music and other fine arts. By presenting traditional Chinese musiccompositions by Chinese composers and performances of Chinese music on western instruments, CFAS hopes to reach abroad audience and heighten their awareness of the richness of Chinese culture.
    • The folk song Meng Jiang-Nu, which narrates this tragic lovestory, is known to generations of Chinese. Another populartune The Song of the Great Wall by contemporary Chinesecomposer Liu Shiu-An, invokes melancholic sentiments ofhistoric and patriotic events associated with the Wall. Morerecently, Chinese-American writer professor Katherine Chocreated new lyrics for the same melody, expressingintrospective sentiments of overseas Chinese expatriated fromtheir homeland.
    • Special Thanks to my colleague and friend Alina Zhou
    • QueptographyUnique PhotographybyDavid G. Sherburne