Warring States Period

Chinese martial arts originated from traditional Chinese culture. Like many aspects of traditional Chinese culture, it has great depth. (Image:  Jean-Pierre Dalbéra via  flickr  CC BY 2.0 )

A Brief History of Chinese Martial Arts

Chinese martial arts originated from traditional Chinese culture. Like many aspects of traditional Chinese culture, it has great depth. Most of the many styles of Chinese martial arts were derived from Daoism, and like Daoism, are closely related to cultivation…

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An Ancient Poem Reunited a Father and Son

In 407 B.C., the ancient Chinese state of Wei defeated the state of Zhongsan during the Warring States Period. Wenhou, the King of the state of Wei, conferred the title…

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How an Unloved Women Saved the State of Qi

During the Warring States Period, in a place called Qi, there once lived an extraordinary woman called Wu Yan. She was still unmarried at the age of 40 because she was…

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A Brief History of Chinese Martial Arts

Chinese martial arts originated from traditional Chinese culture. Like many aspects of traditional Chinese culture, it has great depth. Most of the many styles of Chinese martial arts were derived…

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Words From Ancient China

The Chinese idiom 貪小失大 (tān xiǎoshī dà) refers to “suffering big losses due to greed over small gains” and this is a popular saying from ancient China.

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The Chinese Phrase: ’A 3-inch Tongue’

During China’s 5,000 years of traditional culture, the Chinese idiom stands out as a shining pearl in the treasure of the Chinese language and popular phrases. It is concise, vivid,…