During the Cultural Revolution period, many historical and well-respected Buddhist statues were recklessly destroyed by the red guards. (Image: Public Domain)

One Reaps What One Sows

It is customary for the Chinese to go to temples at the beginning of a new year. Popular temples are packed all day with crowds that are eager to light incense and pray for a good year to come. However,…

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5 Classic Sayings From the Sage of Ghost Valley

In China’s history, there have emerged many legendary figures. Yet it’s hard to find one that compares with the Sage of Ghost Valley (Guiguzi) — a famous Taoist, thinker, strategist,…

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The Legend of Taiwan’s Banping Mountain

A peculiar mountain sits at the junction of Zuoying District and Nanzi District of Kaohsiung City in Taiwan. One side of the mountain ridge is so flat that it looks…

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One Reaps What One Sows

It is customary for the Chinese to go to temples at the beginning of a new year. Popular temples are packed all day with crowds that are eager to light…

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9 Amazing Things Invented by the Chinese

China today is often mocked as the “copycat nation” due to its tendency to take Western products, re-engineer them, and sell the counterfeited items across the world. However, this is…

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Yan Zi’s Wisdom

In the Spring and Autumn Period, Yan Zi was a high official in the Qi State. Yan Zi was well known for his intelligent approach in persuading Emperor Qi Jing…

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Power Without Virtue Will Bring Disaster

In an era of scandals — such as infant formula contaminated with melamine, children vaccinated with fake vaccines, food containing additives that have adverse health effects, and others — people are…