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1,000 Characters of Happiness


Emily Mark
published on 28 March 2016
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The 1,000 Characters of Happiness are Chinese logographic images rendered in traditional caligraphy. They are on display near Mao's Garden inside the entrance to the Great Wall of China some three hours from the city of Tianjin. The characters remind one of the many reasons one should find for happiness in life. Just as there are 1,000 characters, there are 1,000 reasons to be happy in a day.

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About the Author

Emily Mark
Emily Mark studied history and philosophy at Tianjin University, China and English at SUNY New Paltz, NY. She has published historical essays and poetry. Her travel writing debuts in Timeless Travels Magazine.

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Mark, E. (2016, March 28). 1,000 Characters of Happiness. World History Encyclopedia. Retrieved from

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Mark, Emily. "1,000 Characters of Happiness." World History Encyclopedia. Last modified March 28, 2016.

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Mark, Emily. "1,000 Characters of Happiness." World History Encyclopedia. World History Encyclopedia, 28 Mar 2016. Web. 14 Apr 2021.

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