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Book About Ming Emperor Pulled From Shelves in China After Netizens Draw Comparisons With Xi Jinping
A reprint of a book about Chongzhen, the ill-fated last emperor of the Ming Dynasty (1368–1644), has...
A Trip to Baochan Mountain: The Ambition of Chancellor Wang Anshi
In today’s Anhui Province of eastern China, there is a scenic locale known as Mount Baochan (褒禪山), which...
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Tune in to Your Body’s Optimum Frequency (Part I): The Ancient and Sacred Origins of Sound Therapy
Sound therapy is an increasingly popular energy practice that dates back to prehistoric times. Historically...
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The Four Beauties of Ancient China, and How They Shaped History
In Chinese history, four beauties stand out not only for their exquisite appearance, but also for the...
Eat More Miso – An Ancient Fermented Condiment With Countless Applications
With all the advantages of a fermented food and the fifth fabulous flavor (umami) to boot, one might...
Returning to the Peach Blossom Spring
Amidst the beauty and serenity of the countryside landscape, surrounded by books, wine, and farming fields...
Spinning the Wheel: Experience the Ancient Art of Turning Fiber Into Yarn
“It’s fun to just come up with something so beautiful out of this pile of wool,” said Julie Iannelli,...
Independence Day Fireworks, and Their International Origin
As the skies across America explode with color and sound this Fourth of July, one might wonder how and...
The Chinese Waist Drum – A Spirited, Spiritual Tradition
Considered the world's first drum, the Chinese waist drum (腰鼓 Yāogǔ) recalls the glory of ancient Chinese...