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The Past–And Present–of China’s Imperial Exams
Adapted from Erping Zhang's original video available on YouTube. Chinese civilization has long viewed...
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‘Men Respectful, Women Humble’: The Truth About a Traditional Chinese Idiom
A much-maligned ancient Chinese saying, nan zun nü bei (男尊女卑), is often taken to mean “male superior,...
Ancient Chinese copper coins are circular with a square hole in the middle. The outer shape symbolizes heaven, innate wisdom, and the foundation of running a business.
Business and Benevolence in Traditional Chinese Culture
Ancient Chinese copper coins were circular in shape with a square hole in the middle. For the ancients...
The literary giant Su Shi was also an effective and honest official who used his fortitude to help the people he governed. The literary giant Su Shi was also an effective and honest official who used his fortitude to help the people he governed.
Su Shi, the Ancient Poet Who Put the People First
One of the greatest literati of ancient China, the ancient poet Su Shi (蘇軾), also known by his alias...
Qingming: Pure Brightness to Honor the Deceased
During ancient China’s Spring and Autumn Period almost 2,700 years ago, there was an official who was...
How the Pursuit of Extremes Doomed China’s Sui Dynasty
The Sui Dynasty (A.D. 581-618) was the seventh major dynasty in Chinese history. Though very powerful...
The True Jade of He Bian
Jade has been valued since time immemorial in China for its beauty and purity. A well-known story recorded...
The Legacy of China’s First Emperor
China has a history of around 5,000 years, but prior to the Qin Dynasty that began in 221 B.C., the concept...