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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...
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The Seven Steps Verse
Caocao (155 –220), a powerful Chinese warlord, statesman and poet of the Eastern Han Dynasty, had, of his many children, two prominent sons; Cao Pi and Cao Zhi. As a teenager, Cao Zhi exhibited great...
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Commonly Used Devices that Originated from Ancient China – Who Knew?
China is home to the oldest culture in the world, with a history dating back 5,000 years, to a time when all things in Heaven and on Earth, including the growth and collapse of human...
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Jun Zi: Confucius’ Teachings on Being a Gentleman
Jun Zi (君子), an ancient Chinese term, describes a virtuous man who is forever striving to perfect his character through virtue and morality; namely, a gentleman. “A true gentleman needs to possess the qualities of...
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The Daoist Faith – A Dying Tradition
Daoism is one of the main religions of China. Its three founders include the Yellow Emperor, who is said to have formulated the Daoist precepts, or behavioral rules; Lao Zi, who wrote the Dao De...
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Secrets of the Terracotta Warriors and the Tomb of China’s First Emperor
Did you know that in 537 B.C., Duke Jing, the ruler of ancient China’s Qin state, upon his death was buried with virtually his entire imperial court? Yes, burial of 186 real-life humans under the...
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The Charm of Chinese Chopsticks
The Chinese-invented chopsticks have become one of the world's most popular and essential eating tools. Statistics estimate over 1.5 billion individuals worldwide use chopsticks daily. They are the most commonly used utensils in four Asian...
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Ye Xian – Ancient China’s Cinderella Story
Ye Xian, 葉限, is the story of a young Chinese girl living sometime between China’s Qin and Han Dynasties (221-206 BC and 206 -220 AD, respectively.) It is the earliest recorded Cinderella story and contains...