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…

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…

When it comes to colorful clothing in China, no one wears them better than the Miao ethnicity. (Image: Michael Mooney via flickr  CC BY 2.0 )

Colorful Clothing of the Miao

When it comes to colorful clothing in China, no one wears them better than the Miao, or Hmong, ethnicity in the country. The Miao have a long history and culture beginning from the Qin Dynasty. And since then, they have honed…

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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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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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Colorful Clothing of the Miao

When it comes to colorful clothing in China, no one wears them better than the Miao, or Hmong, ethnicity in the country. The Miao have a long history and culture beginning…

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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 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…