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A Beautiful Wisteria Garden in Taiwan

While many cherry trees are still in full bloom, wisteria trees in Taiwan have begun to flourish across the country in the spring. Among them are those in the Wisteria…

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Traditional Chinese Culture Symbolism: The Phoenix

The phoenix is probably the most iconic mythical bird in human history. Multiple cultures, from the ancient Egyptians, Greeks, Chinese, and Arabs, revered the bird. In traditional Chinese culture, the…

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The Charming Lover’s Lake in Taiwan

Lover’s Lake (情人湖) is a natural highland lake on the outskirts of Keelung, the most northern port city in Taiwan. Located on the top of Dawulun Mountain (大武崙山), the entire…

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A Guide to Taiwan’s Sun Moon Lake

A long time ago, men of the Thao Tribe went on a hunt. They spotted a deer, followed it, and chased it. In their pursuit of the animal, they stumbled…

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The Exquisite Style of Ming Furniture

The Ming Dynasty (1368 to 1644) is often considered to be the period when the art of furniture-making reached its zenith in China. The furniture of this era was usually…

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What Happens During Ragnarok: The Norse End Times

Fans of Marvel films will be familiar with the word “Ragnarok.” Ragnarok basically refers to the final apocalypse in Norse mythology, much like the “End Times” prophesied in the Bible.

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History and Traditions of Japan’s Ainu People

The Ainu are the indigenous people of Japan. According to official data, there are about 25,000 Ainu living in the country. However, some estimate that the population numbers over 200,000.

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An Interesting History of Incense Burning in China

In China, incense holds a special religious significance. Whether it be at Buddhist temples or during ancestral veneration ceremonies, incense is always lit. Some of the methods of incense preparation…

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How to ‘Speak’ Chinese With Your Body

Communication is not just about words. The way people move their heads, the gestures they make with their hands, how they use objects, etc., can all have meaning. And the…

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New Year Reunion Dinner in Taiwan

Lunar New Year, also known as Chinese New Year or the Spring Festival (chūn jié 春節), is the most important festival for Taiwanese people, and the Lunar New Year’s Eve…