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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…

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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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Beijing Militarizing Stolen American Technologies

The U.S. State Department has accused China of stealing American technologies and using them to modernize its military. The official pointed out that such actions are detrimental to the security…

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Where Will Hong Kong Go in the Darkest Moment?

On May 28, the National People’s Congress of the Chinese Communist Party (CCP) passed the national security law for Hong Kong. This means that the CCP has finally completely removed…

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A Story of Shattered Dreams and Lost Faith

This story is about a young Chinese man, just like any young person, who had ambitious dreams to succeed, to become someone, perhaps someone famous, but his dreams were crushed…

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Remembering the Tiananmen Massacre

Thirty-one years ago, in the early morning of June 4, 1989, as the Chinese Communist tanks ruthlessly rolled over the student protesters at Tiananmen Square and the People’s Liberation Army…

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Song Emperor Huizong: Patron of the Arts

In the year 1100, Huizong took the throne as Northern Song Dynasty’s eighth emperor. At the time, he was just 17 years old. Emperor Huizong will always be remembered as…

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The Conflict Between the Pandemic and Freedom

The COVID-19 outbreak has not only raised questions about the healthcare system, but also our freedoms as citizens of a country. Some argue that governments are unnecessarily restricting freedom of movement…