An exquisite bloodstone carving displayed at the Wann Ying Art Garden (萬景藝苑) in Taiwan's Changhua County. (Image: Billy Shyu/Vision Times)

An Amazing Art Garden in Taiwan

The Wann Ying Art Garden (萬景藝苑 or “Ten-thousand-View Art Garden”), as its name suggests, is a magnificent art garden with numerous exhibits for visitors to explore. Covering an area of about 12 acres (5 hectares), the Wann Ying Art Garden is…

‘Peony’ by Yun Shouping, Qing Dynasty (Image: Screenshot/Secret China)

The Peony in Chinese Artwork

The peony, known as the King of Flowers, has long been regarded by Chinese culture as a symbol of wealth, good fortune, happiness, and prosperity, and is a common theme in Chinese artwork. Peonies are not only beautiful, but also…

An apple a day keeps the doctor away. (Image:  pixabay  /  CC0 1.0)

Health Benefits of Apples

Some physicians refer to apples as the “fruit of comprehensive health” or the “all-purpose doctor.” Traditional Chinese medicine teaches that apples help produce saliva, quench thirst, moisten the lungs, alleviate anxiety, strengthen the spleen and heart, nourish the stomach and…

In 2014, out of the 229,000 industrial robots sold globally, more than 57,000 were sold to Chinese companies. (Image:  pixabay  /  CC0 1.0)

China May Be Facing an AI Takeover

In 2014, out of the 229,000 industrial robots sold globally, more than 57,000 were sold to Chinese companies. Japanese companies bought the second largest number at 29,300. This makes China the leader when it comes to adopting automation. And in…

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A Brief History of Chinese Martial Arts

Chinese martial arts originated from traditional Chinese culture. Like many aspects of traditional Chinese culture, it has great depth. Most of the many styles of Chinese martial arts were derived…

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An Amazing Art Garden in Taiwan

The Wann Ying Art Garden (萬景藝苑 or “Ten-thousand-View Art Garden”), as its name suggests, is a magnificent art garden with numerous exhibits for visitors to explore. Covering an area of about…

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The Peony in Chinese Artwork

The peony, known as the King of Flowers, has long been regarded by Chinese culture as a symbol of wealth, good fortune, happiness, and prosperity, and is a common theme…

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Health Benefits of Apples

Some physicians refer to apples as the “fruit of comprehensive health” or the “all-purpose doctor.” Traditional Chinese medicine teaches that apples help produce saliva, quench thirst, moisten the lungs, alleviate…

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China May Be Facing an AI Takeover

In 2014, out of the 229,000 industrial robots sold globally, more than 57,000 were sold to Chinese companies. Japanese companies bought the second largest number at 29,300. This makes China…

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Berberine: The Essence of the Golden Thread

Before going on long trips, it is common for Chinese people to assemble a set of Chinese herbal medicine pills in order to prepare themselves for minor medical emergencies. Many of…

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The History of Silk in Ancient China

Of all Chinese inventions, silk (絲 sī) is perhaps the oldest. Traces of silk fabric have been found among remains from around 1300 B.C. The use of silk in China…

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Chinese Cooking Methods

If you are just starting to learn Chinese cooking, you may get confused by such terms as sautéing, marinade, stir-fry and deep-fry. In this article, you will be introduced to…

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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…