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Ginseng root has been used as a medicinal supplement and a natural remedy for a long time, especially in Asia. (Image: markroad PixabayCC0

Ginseng: The Powerful Healing Root

Since ancient times, ginseng has been considered to be the “king of herbs.” In traditional Chinese medicine (TCM), ginseng is said to have a unique and highly nourishing effect, and that it holds many benefits for both the body and…

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Ginseng: The Powerful Healing Root

Since ancient times, ginseng has been considered to be the “king of herbs.” In traditional Chinese medicine (TCM), ginseng is said to have a unique and highly nourishing effect, and…

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The Legend of the Eight Banners System

The Eight Banners System was officially founded by Nurhachi, the Taizu (founder) of the Qing Dynasty. Initially, there were only four banners that represented the four different military units — the…

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Asian Spicy Shrimp Recipe

Though they come in a variety of sizes and varieties, there’s one thing that all shrimp have in common: they’re delicious. If you have a serious appetite for a bowl…

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Chinese New Year’s Eve

Chinese New Year’s Eve is the last day of the lunar calendar when the Chinese get ready to welcome the first day of the new lunar year. Following is a…

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Chinese Character for Dragon: Lóng 龍

Conveying the noble, auspicious qualities of the Chinese dragon, the Chinese character for dragon 龍, pronounced lóng, is separated into two parts. The left symbolizes the dragon’s head, while the…

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Zhang Heng’s Famous Ancient Chinese Inventions

Zhang Heng (A.D. 78-139) was a Chinese astronomer, mathematician, inventor, geographer, cartographer, artist, poet, statesman, and literary scholar from Nanyang, Henan Province, China. He is noted for many ancient Chinese…