Qing Dynasty

'Lady Fucha and Emperor Qianlong,' the Cleveland Museum of Art. (Image: Public Domain)

The Most Virtuous Empress of the Qing Dynasty

Empress Xiaoxianchun, or Lady Fuca, (1712-1748) was one of the three most well-known empresses in the history of the Qing Dynasty. Despite lacking the political achievements of Empress Xiaozhuang (1633-1688) or the political power of Empress Dowager Cixi (1835-1908), Lady…

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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The Most Virtuous Empress of the Qing Dynasty

Empress Xiaoxianchun, or Lady Fuca, (1712-1748) was one of the three most well-known empresses in the history of the Qing Dynasty. Despite lacking the political achievements of Empress Xiaozhuang (1633-1688)…

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The Chinese Educator Who Touched the World

In 1838 during the Qing Dynasty, Wu Qi (Wu Xun) was born in Liulin Township, Shandong Province, China. Wu Qi showed a strong interest in reading from early childhood. However,…

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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…