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The Ancient Chinese Historians Who Recorded the Truth, No Matter the Cost
In ancient China, history was considered as sacred as religion, and historians were arranged from birth to meticulously record the events of the state and the private life of the sovereign.  This established a positive...
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Meditation Grows in Popularity as Scientists Confirm Health Benefits
In the Nov. 16, 2001 issue of Proceedings of the American Academy of Sciences, scientists published a study concluding that meditation can enhance brain activity, significantly affecting the areas of the brain responsible for regulating...
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The Artistic Value and History of Traditional Chinese Folding Fans
The hand fan has evolved through China’s long history, with artistic decoration often contributing to the value and beauty of the accessory. The earliest recorded painted hand fan (書畫扇 shuhua shan) dates back to the...
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Seeming Betrayal Was Actually Assistance – A Chinese Tale of Friendship
Zhang San and Li Si were good friends. Li Si's family was running a very prosperous business while Zhang San's family was not well off. When Zhang San wanted to go abroad on business to...
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Understanding I Ching or ‘Book of Changes’
While fresh and interesting subjects can inspire our creativity and provide new perspectives on alternative healthcare and holistic living, The I Ching, or Book of Changes, is a timeless source of knowledge and wisdom. One...
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In China, Giving Thanks Is to Repay Kindness
While in the West we value gratitude as a virtue to keep in the heart, the Chinese hold that gratitude should be actively shown in the form of repayment for kindness. Confucius always advocated "being...
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Unity of Heaven and Mankind: The Wisdom of Traditional Chinese Culture
Traditional Chinese culture was inspired by the divine. The wisdom of Confucianism, Buddhism, Taoism, and the understanding of "the unity of heaven and mankind (天人合一)" enabled Chinese civilization to endure for thousands of years. "When...
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An Ancient Chinese Story of a Good Deed Rewarded
Repaying a debt of gratitude, or bao en (報恩), is an important concept in traditional Chinese culture, and it is often demonstrated in legends and heroic stories of the past. In this story it manifests as...
Li Ziqi, China’s Silent Youtube Star, Vanishes From Limelight as She Takes On Brand Agency
Known for depicting an image of delicious home cooked meals, crafty inventions, and idyllic rural serenity in her wordless yet expressive videos, Li Ziqi has become a cultural sensation both in her home country China...