Consistently high house prices in China have long been a difficult problem for the country, leaving the government powerless and the people complaining. (Image: via  pixabay /  CC0 1.0)

Traditional Chinese Culture in Taiwan

When I chatted with my friend who immigrated to Atlanta, Georgia, in the United States, he said he liked the Taiwanese. I asked him why. He said that the Taiwanese have no “party culture,” and they retain good interpersonal relationships.…

In Greek mythology, Sisyphus was the son of King Aeolus of Thessaly and Enarete. (Image:  pixabay  /  CC0 1.0)

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, selfish ruler who mocked and killed travelers and guests, mistreated…

This Chinese tomb mural from the Han Dynasty shows Jing Ke's assassination attempt. The King of Qin is on the left and Jing Ke, on the right, has been seized. In the middle is the dagger, sticking out of the column. (Image:  wikimedia  /  CC0 1.0)

Tian Guang Surrenders to the Sword

In China’s 5,000 years of traditional culture, the Chinese idiom stands out as a shining pearl in the treasure of the Chinese language. It is concise, vivid, expressive, and an accumulation of historical facts and rich ethnic cultures. The formation…

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Meet the Chinese Dragon

Did you know that the Chinese dragon has purple whiskers that are 3-feet long? Did you know the saliva of Chinese dragons is said to be purple and “the most…

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Legendary Traditional Chinese Medicine Doctors

Four famous figures stand out in the history of traditional Chinese medicine. They are Bian Que, Huatuo, Sun Simiao, and Li Shizhen. Bian Que is the earliest known physician, from…

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The Ancient Art of Chinese Face Reading

Chinese face reading, also known as physiognomy, has a history of thousands of years in China. In ancient China, there was a saying: “If you want to know whether someone…

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The Great General Han Xin

Han Xin (approximately 231-196 B.C.) was one of Chinese history’s most outstanding military strategists. He is most famous for helping Liu Bang take power and usher in the 400-year-long reign…

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Traditional Chinese Culture in Taiwan

When I chatted with my friend who immigrated to Atlanta, Georgia, in the United States, he said he liked the Taiwanese. I asked him why. He said that the Taiwanese…

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The Meaning of Two Important Auspicious Images

For thousands of years, auspicious images existed everywhere in people’s lives in China, including grand celebrations, important festivals, anniversaries, prayer ceremonies, births, weddings, and funerals.

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The 2017 Dragon Boat Festival in Taiwan

The Dragon Boat Festival is one of the most important traditional festivals in Taiwan. It is celebrated on the fifth day of the fifth month of the lunar calendar.

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The Legend of the Dragon Boat Festival

Most Chinese festivals are based on generations-old legends that are passed on. These festivals are celebrated, not just for enjoyment, but more for the preservation of traditions and heritage. The…

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Confucius and Lao Zi Discuss Etiquette

Confucius once asked the sage Lao Zi, who wrote the Tao Te Ching, about etiquette in past dynasties. This encounter of theirs was well-known in ancient times and people can…