Qing Dynasty

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…

'Lady Fucha and Emperor Qianlong,' the Cleveland Museum of Art. (Image: Public Domain)

The Most Virtuous Empress of the Qing Dynasty

Empress Xiaoxianchun, or Lady Fuca, (1712-1748) was one of the three most well-known empresses in the history of the Qing Dynasty. Despite lacking the political achievements of Empress Xiaozhuang (1633-1688) or the political power of Empress Dowager Cixi (1835-1908), Lady…

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A Real Master

General Zuo Zongtang (1812-1885) of the Qing Dynasty was a fan of the strategic board game Go and also an expert at the game himself.

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Turning Crisis Into Opportunity

In the eighth year of the Kangxi reign in the Qing Dynasty (1669), Wang Zhihe traveled almost a thousand miles from Anhui Province to Beijing to attend the imperial national…

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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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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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The Most Virtuous Empress of the Qing Dynasty

Empress Xiaoxianchun, or Lady Fuca, (1712-1748) was one of the three most well-known empresses in the history of the Qing Dynasty. Despite lacking the political achievements of Empress Xiaozhuang (1633-1688)…

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The Chinese Educator Who Touched the World

In 1838 during the Qing Dynasty, Wu Qi (Wu Xun) was born in Liulin Township, Shandong Province, China. Wu Qi showed a strong interest in reading from early childhood. However,…

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How to Handle People Who Upset You

Born in Jiangsu Province during the Qing Dynasty, Dong Jiaozeng was very poor. One year, without any money in his pockets, he walked alone to the capital to attend the…

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Beijing Summer Palace’s Seventeen-Arch Bridge

The Seventeen-Arch Bridge, originally called the Garden of Clear Ripples, in China’s Beijing Summer Palace has delighted sightseers and photographers over the years. During twilight, around the winter solstice, all…

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The Story of China’s Famous Kangxi Emperor

Kangxi was the second emperor during the Qing Dynasty, and his 61-year reign represents one of China’s most glorious eras. He began his reign at just 7 years old, on…