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,…

China today is often mocked as the ‘copycat nation,’ but ancient China was a breeding ground for some of the world’s most important inventions. (Image:  wikimedia /  CC0 1.0)

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 a very recent phenomenon. Before the Chinese Communist Party (CCP)…

Yan Zi was a high official in the Qi State who advised Emperor Qi Jing Gong. (Image: The Epoch Times)

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 Gong. The Emperor was very fond of a eucalyptus tree…

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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…

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The Descent of a Heavenly Maiden

During the Han Dynasty (202 B.C. – A.D. 220), there lived a young man by the name of Dongyong, who lost his mother when he was a child. He grew up…

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The 3 Great Sage Kings Held in High Regard in China

According to traditional Chinese accounts, Emperors Yao, Shun, and Yu are together considered the three Great Sage Kings, largely because of their high character standards and skillful leadership. Historical experts…

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A Story of Filial Piety

Zhang Xiaoji was a scholar of Xuchang in the Song Dynasty. When he grew up, a rich man in the village acknowledged his talent and offered his daughter in marriage…

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The Injustice of Dou E

Dou E Yuan, commonly translated as The Injustice of Dou E, is the masterpiece of Guan Hanqing, a playwright during the Yuan Dynasty (A.D. 1271-1368 ). The full Chinese title of…