The zither was the preferred instrument of scholars. (Image:  Pixabay /  CC0 1.0)

The 4 Arts of the Chinese Scholar

Many ancient cultures had a set of values that initiated specific periods of an individual’s life — when you entered adolescence, when you married, when you had a child, when you entered middle-age — at every step, you had to prove yourself…

During the Tang Dynasty, coins were strung together. (Image:  Pixabay /  CC0 1.0)

Some Cool Facts About Ancient China

Ancient China was and remains one of the most fascinating places in human history. Full of wisdom, lore, and ingenuity, the ancients were the harbingers of tradition and propriety. Read on for some interesting facts that you may not have…

More and more Americans are expressing an interest in taking a road trip this summer. (Image: via  pixabay  /  CC0 1.0)

Taking a Road Trip During the Pandemic

More than 2 million Americans have been infected with the coronavirus and over 115,000 people have died. With the COVID-19 pandemic still going strong, one might think that people would be reluctant to travel unless absolutely necessary. However, there seems to…

Mulan was a lovely and obedient maiden. (Image: Screenshot / YouTube)

Hua Mulan: Heroine of Ancient China

There is a wonderful traditional legend about a warrior woman called Hua 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 elderly (or filial piety) are…

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The 4 Arts of the Chinese Scholar

Many ancient cultures had a set of values that initiated specific periods of an individual’s life — when you entered adolescence, when you married, when you had a child, when you…

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Some Cool Facts About Ancient China

Ancient China was and remains one of the most fascinating places in human history. Full of wisdom, lore, and ingenuity, the ancients were the harbingers of tradition and propriety. Read…

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Incredible Places to Visit in Taichung

Having surpassed Kaohsiung in 2017, Taichung is Taiwan’s second-largest city. With a more favorable climate than Taipei, Taichung is often called “the most livable city in Taiwan.” There’s so much…

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Taking a Road Trip During the Pandemic

More than 2 million Americans have been infected with the coronavirus and over 115,000 people have died. With the COVID-19 pandemic still going strong, one might think that people would be…

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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…

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Hua Mulan: Heroine of Ancient China

There is a wonderful traditional legend about a warrior woman called Hua Mulan. She lived during the Northern and Southern dynasties (420-589 CE). In Chinese family relationships, respect, obedience, and care…

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The Magnificent Green Reefs in Taiwan

Laomei Green Reef (老梅綠石槽), as the name suggests, is a large array of stunning green reefs on a beach adjacent to Laomei (老梅), a tranquil fishing village located on Taiwan’s…