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The Chinese character for good. (Image: Vision Times)

The Chinese Character for Good: 好

If something is good, the Chinese describe it as 好 (hăo). For example, in China, people greet each other with 你好嗎 (nĭhăo ma?) “Are you doing well?” One possible answer could be 我很好 (wŏ hĕnhăo) “I am doing (very) well.”

Internationally renowned bonsai master Professor Amy Liang speaking at the opening ceremony of her Bonsai Museum and the launch ceremony of her memoir in Taipei on November 3, 2017. (Image: Billy Shyu / Vision Times)

A Legendary Bonsai Master and Her Museum

Never before has a woman been so dedicated to bonsai art as Amy Liang (梁悅美). A native Taiwanese, she was born into a respected family in northern Taiwan and married a prominent gynecologist/obstetrician before becoming an internationally renowned bonsai master.

Raphael Sanzio's 'The Transformation.' (Image:  Drew Maust via  flickr  CC BY 2.0 )

Beauty + Realism = Classical Art

Realistic painting has a long and revered history going back to the ancient Greeks. Just as classic Greek and Roman art strove to depict the perfect form, artists of the high Renaissance revived classicism by painting beauty realistically.

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The Chinese Character for Good: 好

If something is good, the Chinese describe it as 好 (hăo). For example, in China, people greet each other with 你好嗎 (nĭhăo ma?) “Are you doing well?” One possible answer…

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A Legendary Bonsai Master and Her Museum

Never before has a woman been so dedicated to bonsai art as Amy Liang (梁悅美). A native Taiwanese, she was born into a respected family in northern Taiwan and married a…

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Beauty + Realism = Classical Art

Realistic painting has a long and revered history going back to the ancient Greeks. Just as classic Greek and Roman art strove to depict the perfect form, artists of the…

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My Top 5 Favorite Chinese Drum Dances

Indisputably the best Chinese dance and Chinese music production in the world — Shen Yun tours the globe each year with a completely new and original show. As lovers of China’s…

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Ancient Chinese Art of Jade Carving

Once, the famous Renaissance artist Michelangelo was asked how he overcame the difficulty of carving his masterpiece — David. Michelangelo replied:

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Japanese Composer Joe Hisaishi

Ask any Japanese adult under 35 what their favorite childhood movie is and they’ll most likely mention My Neighbor Totoro, the film by legendary animation film producer Hayao Miyazaki.

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China’s 10 Most Difficult Dialects

To the average foreigner, most Chinese dialects probably sound strange to the ear. But did you know that even within China, there are regional dialects that are hard for Chinese…

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China’s Folk Art: New Year Woodblock Prints

The traditional folk art of Chinese New Year woodblock prints used to be the primary form of decoration in households throughout China. Although this art form had its highest showing…