Empress Fuca of Qing China's Emperor Qianlong
Lady Fuca: Qing China’s Most Virtuous Empress and a Ruler’s Rare True Love
One of the three most well-known empresses in the history of the Qing Dynasty (1644–1912) was Empress Fuca or Empress Xiaoxianchun (孝賢純皇后, 1712—1748). Although she lacked the political achievements of Empress Dowager Xiaozhuang (孝莊皇太后1633–1688) or...
Millions of Chinese Graduates Either Unemployed or Underemployed Following Graduation
Chinese universities are producing millions of graduates each year with higher and higher levels of education, however, after graduation many of these former students are finding themselves either unemployed or underemployed. Many are struggling to...
Many tales, myths, and rich traditions have been passed down from ancient China.
The Story of Wang Xiang, a Classic Tale of Filial Piety
Many tales, myths, and rich traditions have been passed down from ancient China. This well known tale involves filial piety. In ancient Chinese culture, filial piety is considered the fundamental principle of Confucian ethics. It...
Forgiveness Brings Good Fortune
Who in this world is without fault? Along with the very wicked people who intentionally kill and harm others, there are also those of us who make mistakes due to misunderstandings or confusing circumstances. Dealing...
The Feast of the Tassels–An Ancient Chinese Story of Forgiveness
King Zhuang of Chu (楚莊王) was one of the Five Hegemons of the Spring and Autumn Period (春秋五霸, 770-476 B.C.), and the most accomplished monarch of Chu. At a celebration after the suppression of a...
Chinese model qipai confucius teachings on lust
Confucius’ Teachings on Lust and Desire
Confucius’ teachings covered many subjects. One of the most serious was the issue of lust. On this topic, he sternly warned people to be aware of and resist temptation.   Confucius said, "When you are young,...
A photo of the exterior of the Lytton Chinese History Museum, which was established in 2017. Lytton, a small British Columbia village with a population of approximately 250 people, endured the hottest temperatures in Canadian history at 49.6 C (121.28 F). A wildfire caused by the weather phenomenon destroyed the entire village, including the Museum.
Historic Lytton, BC Wildfire Carnage Claims Additional Casualty: The Lytton Chinese History Museum
A massive wildfire during an unprecedented heat wave in the Canadian province of British Columbia resulted in multiple injuries and at least two fatalities. As it incinerated the primarily First Nations Village of Lytton, an...
Ji Wenzi image is actually of confucius and students
Stories From the Students’ Rules (5): Live Neatly and Treasure Your Time
The “Standards for Being a Good Student and Child” (Di Zi Gui, 弟子規) is a traditional Chinese textbook for children that teaches morals and proper etiquette. It was written by Li Yuxiu in the Qing...
Jade: Culturally Significant, Spiritually Priceless
Jade, as valuable as gold in Chinese culture, is precious not only for its aesthetic beauty. It possesses many unusual characteristics that give it great cultural and spiritual value. Yù (玉 jade), is one of...