Most people have heard of the masterpiece Dream of the Red Chamber, one of China’s four great classical novels. Yet, few may realize that the dishes described in the novel are Huaiyang cuisine, which originates from China’s Jiangsu Province. This region was…
The Chinese have been at the forefront of many inventions throughout history — the compass, gunpowder, paper, etc., just to name a few.
While clothes marketed as organic bamboo fabric are gaining popularity worldwide, it turns out that no organic bamboo textiles have actually been certified. Behind the apparent fraud is the Chinese industry giant Tenbro.
One of the strongest areas of Chinese medicine is that of trauma remedies: treating the cuts, bruises, lacerations, sprained joints, and pain that can pop up unexpectedly, especially while an athlete is in training.
Every year, come late November, cooks in small towns and big cities all over America scoop out precious pumpkins seeds and toss them away, with only the very committed cooks setting the seeds aside to serve later as snacks. This…
The traveler A traveller saw an old woman standing beside a rain-swollen creek after a heavy downpour. She seemed worried and reluctant to cross. The traveller walked over and kindheartedly asked the woman: “Do you want me to carry you…
An illustration from a classic text of Confucian filial piety shows a son amusing his elderly parents by pretending to be a child. Aging is natural, and healthy aging is achievable.
Confucius taught the world that there were six simple joys for happiness in life, which still hold true in today’s society.
Li Bifeng, Chinese author, poet, and activist, has been working toward democracy in China for decades, where free speech is not tolerated.
As graceful as a cloud, as gentle as a melody, ancient Chinese noblewomen were like water — nurturing to all living things. This royal female archetype is a well-spring in traditional Chinese culture.