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The Kuanding Ding from the Spring and Autumn Period. (Image:  National Palace Museum)

Liu Ji and the Tripod Cen

The state of Lu is home to a great treasure known as the Tripod Cen. The tripod is huge and magnificent, with a delicate and beautiful pattern cast on the surface, which looks marvelous. The king of Lu regarded the…

An imperial robe from the Qing Dynasty. (Image:  wikimedia /  CC0 1.0)

A Doctor Who Cured Poverty

Ye Tianshi was from Wu (now Suzhou) during the Qing Dynasty. Born into a medical family, his grandfather and father were well-known doctors. Ye extensively read medical books since his childhood. Being diligent and learning from a total of 17…

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Liu Ji and the Tripod Cen

The state of Lu is home to a great treasure known as the Tripod Cen. The tripod is huge and magnificent, with a delicate and beautiful pattern cast on the…

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A Doctor Who Cured Poverty

Ye Tianshi was from Wu (now Suzhou) during the Qing Dynasty. Born into a medical family, his grandfather and father were well-known doctors. Ye extensively read medical books since his…

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A Look Inside Studios of Ancient Chinese Scholars

In ancient China, scholars were held in high regard. They often maintained their own studios. The scholars stored several items that were considered necessary for their profession. The objects’ quality…

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China’s Economy Suffers From the CCP Virus

Though the CCP virus outbreak situation in China is said to be stabilizing, which experts agree is probably not the case, things have remained rather disappointing on the economic front.…

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Friends All Over the World (Chapter 5)

Friends All Over the World, from Susan Ruel’s novel Shanghai Friendship Store, portrays the claustrophobic social lives of a small, insular “foreign expert“ community in the 1980s. Shanghai had long…