Cultural Revolution

Wu Ningkun, an acclaimed Chinese translator and an Anglo-American literary research expert, passed away at the age of 99 on August 10, 2019, in the United States. (Image:  chinesepen.org)

A Shattered Chinese Dream

Mr. Wu Ningkun, an acclaimed Chinese translator and an Anglo-American literary research expert, passed away at the age of 99 on August 10, 2019, in the United States.  He is best known for his Chinese translation of The Great Gatsby,…

During the Cultural Revolution, numerous Buddhist artifacts were destroyed. (Image: Public Domain)

One Man’s Karma for Destroying a Buddha Statue

From the moment the Chinese Communist Party was established, it advocated atheism. This was especially true during the Cultural Revolution, when numerous Buddhist temples, Taoist shrines, churches, and other places of worship were destroyed, while countless statues and religious relics…

During the Cultural Revolution period, many historical and well-respected Buddhist statues were recklessly destroyed by the red guards. (Image: Public Domain)

One Reaps What One Sows

It is customary for the Chinese to go to temples at the beginning of a new year. Popular temples are packed all day with crowds that are eager to light incense and pray for a good year to come. However,…

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A Shattered Chinese Dream

Mr. Wu Ningkun, an acclaimed Chinese translator and an Anglo-American literary research expert, passed away at the age of 99 on August 10, 2019, in the United States.  He is…

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One Man’s Karma for Destroying a Buddha Statue

From the moment the Chinese Communist Party was established, it advocated atheism. This was especially true during the Cultural Revolution, when numerous Buddhist temples, Taoist shrines, churches, and other places…

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One Reaps What One Sows

It is customary for the Chinese to go to temples at the beginning of a new year. Popular temples are packed all day with crowds that are eager to light…

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A Crime That Saved a Village

It is a universal law that good is rewarded with good and evil brings retribution. That’s what my late father used to tell me. I discovered the truth of this…

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The Black Wall

It is rather unusual for a book launch to take place in a small Australian country town, but The Black Wall is a rather unusual book. It is an autobiography…

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Famous Landmarks in China: Putuo Mountain

Putuo Mountain is one of the four famous Buddhist Mountains in China, making it one of the most famous landmarks in China. Putuo became renowned both at home and abroad,…

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The Buddha Statue of the Lama Temple

In the main hall of the Lama Temple in Beijing stands a huge, 18-meter tall Maitreya statue. Hand-carved during Qianlong Emperor’s reign of the Qing Dynasty, the statue stands tall…

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A Dream During the Cultural Revolution

A true story about my family. Normally, a married woman goes to live with her new husband’s family. But my father’s family was very poor, so instead, my father went to…

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The Emerald Buddha That Couldn’t Be Moved

The Dragon King Temple, located in Suyu County, Jiangsu Province, was built in the early Ming Dynasty, and had its heyday during the Qing Dynasty. Ancient Qing emperors often visited…

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The Reluctant Red Guard

Yang Nainming was 14-years-old when his school was shutdown in Shenyang, the capital of Liaoning Province in northeast China.