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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.”

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Chinese Character: Heal (治)

The character 治 (zhì) can be traced back to the time of Dayu (大禹) (2200-2100 B.C.), or the Great King Yu, and how he managed the ancient floods.

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Taiwan’s Customs Choir’s New Year Flash Mob

Taiwan’s Customs Choir, also known as the Guan Sheng Choir (關聲合唱團), performed a flash mob at the lounge of the Customs Building located in downtown Taipei at noontime on January…

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The Pipa: The Traditional Chinese Guitar

The pipa is often referred to as the Chinese lute, and may remind you a little bit of a Western guitar. The history of the instrument reaches back over 2,000…

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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: