Spicy tofu dish. (Image: Pixabay  / CC0)

Chinese Home-Style Hot and Spicy Tofu

Tofu is a favorite ingredient in Chinese recipes. The hot and spicy home-style sauce is typical of Sichuan cuisine, and is made by combining bean paste with chili, salt, and other sauce ingredients, which forms the staple of many people’s…

The First Emperor’s legacy reveals a great deal about China’s history, as well as the sophistication of ancient Chinese craftsmanship and its advanced metallurgy technology in use 2,000 years ago. (Image:Pixabay / CC0)

The Terracotta Warriors

In 1974, when a group of farmers were digging a well in Xi’an, Shaanxi Province in the northwest of China, little did they know that they were about to unearth the key to one of of the greatest and most…

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Chinese Home-Style Hot and Spicy Tofu

Tofu is a favorite ingredient in Chinese recipes. The hot and spicy home-style sauce is typical of Sichuan cuisine, and is made by combining bean paste with chili, salt, and…

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The Untold Farce Behind Nixon’s China Visit

In 1972, when President Richard Nixon visited China, which was on the verge of economic collapse, people in China were in the late period of the Cultural Revolution, facing severe…

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A Rising Princeling: Deng Xiaoping’s Grandson

Deng Zhuodi, grandson of Deng Xiaoping, was named the party chief of Xin’an, a township administrated by Pingguo County. Deng Xiaoping, who died in 1997, was widely credited for leading China’s…

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2 Common Foods That Improve Hypertension

In traditional Chinese medicine, garlic is useful in expanding blood vessels, and reducing blood pressure and blood sugar. Two garlic cloves with honey taken everyday on a long-term basis can…

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The Terracotta Warriors

In 1974, when a group of farmers were digging a well in Xi’an, Shaanxi Province in the northwest of China, little did they know that they were about to unearth…

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China’s Famous Landmarks: Mount Huangshan

Among China’s famous landmarks is Mount Huangshan, known as “the loveliest mountain of China,” which has been acclaimed through art and literature during a good part of Chinese history (e.g.,…

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A Humble Chinese Worker’s Contribution to America

In the prestigious Columbia University, the department of East Asian Studies, there is a post for special studies of Chinese culture and Han teachings called the “Dean Lung Professorship,” which…

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Famous People from Ancient China: Yue Fei

High on the list of famous people from ancient China is the famous military strategist and anti-Jurchen hero Yue Fei (1103-1142), who was born during the warring period of the…