Lucy Crawford

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Born and raised in China, Lucy Crawford has been living in Canada for over 20 years. She has great sympathy for Chinese and human suffering in general. With a Master's degree in Education and having worked on various professions, she now translates and writes about stories in ancient and modern China. She lives in Calgary with her husband and four children.

The Miraculous Healing Effects of Good Music

During World War II, the U.S. Army field hospitals were filled with wounded soldiers. In hot weather, with hordes of mosquitoes and a severe...

Business and Benevolence in Traditional Chinese Culture

Ancient Chinese copper coins were circular in shape with a square hole in the middle. For the ancients, the round shape symbolized the...

An Ancient Chinese Doctor’s ‘Cure-all’ for Nourishing the Mind and Body

One of ancient China’s great medical doctors and herbalists, Sun Simiao (孫思邈), was said to have lived to be 141 years old. He lived...

Vessels Gathering at Disputed South China Sea Reef Push Beijing’s Territorial Claims

Since March, over 200 Chinese vessels have gathered at Whitsun Reef, a disputed island in the South China Sea, triggering a new round of diplomatic argument.  Chinese diplomats have said the boats were sheltering from rough seas. However, after the weather improved, these so-called “fishing boats” remained in the area.  On March 25, after the […]

State Department Reiterates Assessment That Hong Kong Is No Longer Autonomous

On March 31, U.S. Secretary of State Antony Blinken reported to Congress that Hong Kong — the former British colony administered by the People’s Republic of China (PRC) — does not warrant preferential treatment under U.S. law. This reaffirmed a determination made by his predecessor, Mike Pompeo, last May.  Blinken tweeted on the same day, “Today, […]

Following the Middle Path: The Righteous Integrity of Confucius’ Grandson

With the possible exception of the semi-legendary Japanese imperial line, the family with the world’s longest-running genealogical record is that of the Chinese educator Confucius. And were it not for the efforts of his progeny, Confucius’ philosophical achievements may have long faded into obscurity.   Living 2,500 years ago in the different countries that compromised what […]

Lawmakers Concerned as Biden Quietly Reverses Trump-era Rule on Confucius Institutes

Former President Trump had issued a proposed policy requiring U.S. schools to disclose their “Confucius Institute” partnerships. However, on Jan. 26, just days after his inauguration, President Joe Biden quietly rescinded the proposal, which aimed to prevent the Chinese Communist Party from infiltrating the United States through its Confucius Institutes. Before leaving office, the Trump […]

Virtue Is the Best Feng Shui

Feng shui, literally “wind and water,” is an ancient Chinese philosophical system, sometimes translated as geomancy. It focuses on orienting buildings, furniture, plants, and other objects in an auspicious and harmonious manner to ensure the best fortune for the practitioner or his clients.  However, there is no feng shui that is complete without virtue and […]

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