Spicy tofu dish. (Image: Pixabay  / CC0)

Chinese Home-Style Hot and Spicy Tofu

Tofu is a favorite ingredient in Chinese recipes. The hot and spicy home-style sauce is typical of Sichuan cuisine, and is made by combining bean paste with chili, salt, and other sauce ingredients, which forms the staple of many people’s…

The First Emperor’s legacy reveals a great deal about China’s history, as well as the sophistication of ancient Chinese craftsmanship and its advanced metallurgy technology in use 2,000 years ago. (Image:Pixabay / CC0)

The Terracotta Warriors

In 1974, when a group of farmers were digging a well in Xi’an, Shaanxi Province in the northwest of China, little did they know that they were about to unearth the key to one of of the greatest and most…

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The Terracotta Warriors

In 1974, when a group of farmers were digging a well in Xi’an, Shaanxi Province in the northwest of China, little did they know that they were about to unearth…

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The Penguin Parade Nature Park at Night

The Little Penguins of Phillip Island come ashore each night at Summerland Beach. Now it’s April, and at this time of year the Little Penguins molt. You might say losing…

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China’s Famous Landmarks: Mount Huangshan

Among China’s famous landmarks is Mount Huangshan, known as “the loveliest mountain of China,” which has been acclaimed through art and literature during a good part of Chinese history (e.g.,…

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Famous People from Ancient China: Yue Fei

High on the list of famous people from ancient China is the famous military strategist and anti-Jurchen hero Yue Fei (1103-1142), who was born during the warring period of the…

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The Legend of the Eight Banners System

The Eight Banners System was officially founded by Nurhachi, the Taizu (founder) of the Qing Dynasty. Initially, there were only four banners that represented the four different military units — the…

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This Plant Will Keep Cockroaches Away

Cockroaches are quick to breed and multiply; once they get into your house, there is no easy way to get them out. They eat food, stain books and electric products, and…

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The Myth of Sisyphus

In Greek mythology, Sisyphus was the son of King Aeolus of Thessaly and Enarete. He was the founder and first king of Ephyra (glorious city of Corinth). The stories portray him as being a cunning,…

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The Black Wall

It is rather unusual for a book launch to take place in a small Australian country town, but The Black Wall is a rather unusual book. It is an autobiography…

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The Beauty of Native American Music

For Native Americans, music is a complete, expressive revelation of their inner life, as well as a vehicle of communication and contact with the supernatural. Their music is closely associated…