Shanghai smoked fish is one of the most famous of Huaiyang cuisines.  (Image:  Hsuyi Shih/Taste of Life)

Shanghai Smoked Fish

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…

Most Americans are unaware that pumpkin seeds are very healthy. (Image:  pixabay  /  CC0 1.0)

Pumpkin Seeds Pack a Punch

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…

A traveler saw an old woman standing beside a rain-swollen creek after a heavy downpour. (Image:  pixabay  /  CC0 1.0)

2 Uplifting Stories

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…

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Shanghai Smoked Fish

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…

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China and the Advent of Porcelain

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There Is No Such Thing as Organic Bamboo Clothing

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…

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Pumpkin Seeds Pack a Punch

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Confucius taught the world that there were six simple joys for happiness in life, which still hold true in today’s society.

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Apple Hands Over iCloud Data to Chinese Firm

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In Western culture, gods are given human qualities and they live in the human world. Olympus is where they reside in Greek mythology. Similarly, in Chinese culture, deities took abode…

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A Herbal Treatment for Back Pain

Eucommia bark (Du Zhong) is used in traditional Chinese medicine to treat back and leg pain. It is also one of the 50 fundamental herbs used in Chinese herbology.

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Real Soy Sauce

The most famous sauce in traditional Chinese cuisine is soy sauce. It is made by fermenting soybeans and roasted cracked wheat with brine in wooden containers that are regularly opened…

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Acupuncture Can Aid in the Care of Breast Cancer

Patients diagnosed with breast cancer often suffer from stress generated by the diagnostic procedures. They face decisions about treatment options and the impact the diagnosis will have on their professional…