Qing Dynasty

Born in Jiangsu Province in the Qing Dynasty, Dong Jiaozeng was very poor. (Image:  wikimedia /  CC0 1.0)

How to Handle People Who Upset You

Born in Jiangsu Province during the Qing Dynasty, Dong Jiaozeng was very poor. One year, without any money in his pockets, he walked alone to the capital to attend the official examinations. On the way, he encountered a ship heading…

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How to Handle People Who Upset You

Born in Jiangsu Province during the Qing Dynasty, Dong Jiaozeng was very poor. One year, without any money in his pockets, he walked alone to the capital to attend the…

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Beijing Summer Palace’s Seventeen-Arch Bridge

The Seventeen-Arch Bridge, originally called the Garden of Clear Ripples, in China’s Beijing Summer Palace has delighted sightseers and photographers over the years. During twilight, around the winter solstice, all…

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The Story of China’s Famous Kangxi Emperor

Kangxi was the second emperor during the Qing Dynasty, and his 61-year reign represents one of China’s most glorious eras. He began his reign at just 7 years old, on…

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Fear Not That Others Know, But That I Know

During the Yongzheng era (1723-1735) of the Qing Dynasty, there was a principled and unselfish official named Ye Cunren who served as a government administrator for over 30 years.

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The Emperor and Chinese Yellow Tea

A yellow tea produced in Anhui Province, China, known locally as huòshān huángyá (霍山黄芽), makes an infusion that tastes mellow with the aroma of chestnut. It also provides such benefits…

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A Wise Monk Outsmarted the Emperor of China

Dihui means slander, and just as his name suggests, wise monk Dihui liked to express his opinions on current events, and condemn anything and anyone at will. Dihui was a…

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Giuseppe Castiglione’s Chinese Paintings

Giuseppe Castiglione (July 19, 1688-July 17, 1766) was an Italian Jesuit Brother, a missionary in China, and a painter at the Royal Court of the emperor, having a marked influence…