Tang Dynasty

Liu Qian, the older brother of Tang Dynasty Prime Minister Liu Zhan, liked to learn about Taoism. (Image: The Epoch Times)

Liu Qian, the Devoted Taoist

Liu Qian was the older brother of Tang Dynasty Prime Minister Liu Zhan. Liu Qian’s family was poor, but he liked to learn about Taoism. Once, there was a Taoist passing by who recognized Liu’s uniqueness. He asked Liu Qian…

In contrast to the modern concept of a princess who is delicately pretty, Princess Pingyang became a general and commanded armies in battle. (Image: The Epoch Times)

The Ancient Legendary Goddess of War

The modern concept of a princess conjures up the image of someone who presents herself as delicately pretty. But the princess we are introducing today was in fact a female battlefield hero. Her name was Princess Pingyang and she was…

Stories of incredible inventions from ancient China have been passed down to the present day, though the mechanisms they describe have long been lost. (Image: via  pixabay  /  CC0 1.0)

Secrets of the Mysterious Wine Mountain

Modern people believe living conditions in ancient times were very primitive. However, ancient Chinese science and technology was quite advanced. Papermaking, gunpowder, and the compass were all invented in China. Stories of other incredible inventions have been passed down to…

Seated stone-carved Maitreya, Leshan Giant Buddha in Sichuan, China. (Image:  Ariel Steiner via  flickr  CC BY-SA 2.5)

Legend of the Xiangguo Temple

Huiyun was a monk from a monastery in Luoyang during the Tang Dynasty. In the first year of the Linde era of Emperor Tang Gaozong’s reign (A.D. 664-665), Huiyun at 10 years of age decided to become a monk. His father…

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Liu Qian, the Devoted Taoist

Liu Qian was the older brother of Tang Dynasty Prime Minister Liu Zhan. Liu Qian’s family was poor, but he liked to learn about Taoism. Once, there was a Taoist…

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The Ancient Legendary Goddess of War

The modern concept of a princess conjures up the image of someone who presents herself as delicately pretty. But the princess we are introducing today was in fact a female…

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Secrets of the Mysterious Wine Mountain

Modern people believe living conditions in ancient times were very primitive. However, ancient Chinese science and technology was quite advanced. Papermaking, gunpowder, and the compass were all invented in China.…

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Craftsman Builds Mechanical Makeup Table for the Queen

Modern people believe living conditions in ancient times were very primitive. However, ancient Chinese science and technology was quite advanced. Papermaking, gunpowder, and the compass were all invented in China.…

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Legend of the Xiangguo Temple

Huiyun was a monk from a monastery in Luoyang during the Tang Dynasty. In the first year of the Linde era of Emperor Tang Gaozong’s reign (A.D. 664-665), Huiyun at…

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The Emperor’s Mirror: Wei Zheng

Wei Zheng, one of the most celebrated Chinese officials of the Tang Dynasty, defied his Emperor by slaying a sinful dragon. In his sleep.

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A General Who Conquered Without Fighting

China’s military generals changed history era after era, leaving legends behind them. They braved the battles, were loyal to their kingdoms, and were wise and brave. They mastered warcraft, and…

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The Pipa: The Traditional Chinese Guitar

The pipa is often referred to as the Chinese lute, and may remind you a little bit of a Western guitar. The history of the instrument reaches back over 2,000…

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China’s Virtuous General

The Chinese classic The Art of War thus defines a great general: “… the skillful fighter puts himself into a position that makes defeat impossible, and does not miss the moment for…