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Happy Chinese New Year – Year of the Tiger!
As the Chinese, or Lunar New Year begins, we enter a new zodiac. This year, 2022, is the year of the tiger, based on the Chinese 12-year cycle. Over a billion people around the world...
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The Imperial Eunuchs of China: From Wicked Usurpers to Selfless Heroes
The term eunuch comes from the ancient Greek word eunoukhos (εὐνοῦχος), meaning “guarding the bed.” The Imperial eunuchs of China were castrated males employed as guardians in the royal court; trusted not only because of...
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Emperor Taizong of Tang and His Faithful Advisors
Emperor Taizong of Tang (唐太宗 ) birth name Li Shimin; (598–649 AD) was one of the greatest military strategists of  Chinese history. He was the second emperor of the Tang Dynasty ― known to be...
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Improve Your Appearance Naturally by Changing Your Mind
Before the age of 40, much of the way a person looks is determined by genetics. But after 40, a person's experiences and state of mind have a big impact on their appearance and personality....
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Fates Reversed Instantly When Kindness Prevails
Sometimes, one may suddenly and unexpectedly recover from a serious illness, and we think of it as a chance occurrence; but in traditional Chinese culture, nothing happens “by chance” — there is always a reason...
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Reflection, Gratitude, and a Happy New Year
Welcome to Tea with Erping. Confucius once said, “By three methods we may learn wisdom: First, by reflection, which is noblest; Second, by imitation, which is easiest; and third by experience, which is the bitterest.” ...
Discovering the Rich History of Sichuan Cuisine
China has an incredible history of 5000 years, reaching all the way back to the time of the first human civilizations. One of the most important parts of Chinese heritage is its food — which...
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Did You Know Chinese Emperors Were Not Allowed to View Their Own Records?
The people of China have 5,000 years of uninterrupted history, the longest recorded history in the world. Cang Jie (倉頡) who invented Chinese characters, was the historian for the Yellow Emperor (黃帝) who was honored...
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‘Men Respectful, Women Humble’: The Truth About a Traditional Chinese Idiom
A much-maligned ancient Chinese saying, nan zun nü bei (男尊女卑), is often taken to mean “male superior, female inferior.” However, modern Chinese language and interpretation has obfuscated the meaning of the words, causing confusion about...