Chinese Bridges, Daoism vs. Taoism, and the Pinyin Factor

As of 2012, China is home to 7 of the world’s 10 longest bridges, some over a kilometre long and suspended 1000’ above ground. Of these bridges, all have been built within the past decade. The Chinese term “Daoism” and “Taoism” are one and the same. The difference is caused by a translation issue referred to as the “Pinyin factor”. In short, for a few years, the west translated Mandarin terms which started with a “D” sound, to a “T” sound. The Chinese government corrected this mistake years afte...

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