Mountains in China.
Compassionate Woman Receives Miraculous Blessing
In China, at the foot of a mountain in Yidao County, Hubei Province, there are three mountain springs that gush out continuously. People living on the mountain visit the springs regularly to fetch fresh water....
Mysterious and Multi-Faceted Chinese Fans
 Fans - one just can’t imagine a world without these beautiful objects. It would be like living in a world without birds. In fact, the traditional symbol for a fan in Chinese looks like, and...
The Eccentric Adventures of Monk Ji Gong
One of ancient China’s most beloved folk heroes is the colorful monk, Ji Gong. These fables of his escapades are guaranteed to entertain and amuse all. Li Xiuyuan was born in the year 1130 in Tiantai,...
Chinese Zodiac Signs: Which Animal Are You?
Throughout the ages, Chinese astrology has been customarily used by billions of people in the Far East. According to historical data, Chinese astrology is recognized to have originated in the Han Dynasty (202 B.C. – A.D....
Hua Mulan statue.
Hua Mulan: The Powerful Young Heroine of Ancient China
There is a beloved legend about a young warrior woman called Mulan. She lived during the Northern and Southern dynasties (420-589 CE). In Chinese family relationships, respect, obedience, and care for one’s parents and the...
Chinese Handwriting and Traditional Chinese Characters
In a very remote age, during the time of the development of language and writing, the first written characters were very much like primitive pictures. They represented the things necessary for the divination of oracles,...
Echo of Things Chinese
An amiable and outgoing character, Yongsong Huang’s youthful appearance belies his age of over 70 years. Huang himself is not only the founder, but also the chief planner and art director, of Echo of Things...
Qingming: Pure Brightness to Honor the Deceased
During ancient China’s Spring and Autumn Period almost 2,700 years ago, there was an official who was so loyal that he let himself be burned to death rather than risk dishonoring his prince. According to...
Marking the End of Chinese New Year With Lanterns and Dumplings
This Feb. 19 is the 15th day of the first lunar month, making it the last day of traditional Chinese New Year festivities. Because of the religious origins of the festival, in which monks would...