The Chinese proverb of the Four Anchors, also known as the Four Social Bonds (四維 sìwéi), represents the sense of propriety, justice, integrity, and honor (禮義廉恥 lǐ yì lián chǐ), which are the traditional Chinese virtues.
Chinese calligraphy is a unique traditional culture. But nowadays, we have developed network communication tools, and we seldom write Chinese, not to mention practicing calligraphy. Chinese calligraphy, however, is one of the fundamental ways of self-cultivation; let’s take a closer…
In the old days of China, widows who decided not to remarry were considered models of loyalty and chastity. The Chinese believed that it was heaven, not mortals, who had the final say over one’s destiny. This principle is embodied…
A professor in China has come up with a very creative way of penalizing those who are late for class. Wang Sijun, a university professor at the University of Electronic Science and Technology of China in Chengdu, used to ask his students to…
Manners are an extremely important part of any culture, especially when you are a visiting tourist, and foreigner. It’s always good to know a few basic phrases to be polite.
The Chinese ancients believed that the movement of planets influenced the fate of human lives, rather like the zodiac in Western culture.
Chinese characters might be the hardest aspect to learning Chinese. Trying to recognize and remember characters can cause champion language learners to throw in the towel.
Are ‘Goat’ and ‘Sheep’ the same zodiac sign?
You’ve probably noticed red paper cuttings like these celebrating Chinese New Year, but do you know what they mean?
A new animal is about to take center-stage in the Chinese horoscope!