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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 round shape symbolized the...

New Zealand: A New World, a New Life, With Endless Possibilities

There are many reasons for people from China wanting to migrate to New Zealand. It is a peaceful, stable, democratic, and prosperous country with great people, great scenery, and good quality of life. Mary chose New Zealand because of her family pressuring her to get married. She left China when she was 33. Mary once […]

How a Blooming Flower Taught a Young Monk Not to Show Off

Once, there was a homeless youth who went to a temple where he was fortunate enough to be accepted. After he had a bath and shaved his head, he looked quite attractive. The temple master took care of him and taught him basic lessons. He was quite smart and diligent, and soon the master let him […]

Virtue Is the Best Feng Shui

Feng shui, literally “wind and water,” is an ancient Chinese philosophical system, sometimes translated as geomancy. It focuses on orienting buildings, furniture, plants, and other objects in an auspicious and harmonious manner to ensure the best fortune for the practitioner or his clients.  However, there is no feng shui that is complete without virtue and […]

Remarkable Event in the Life of the Great Emperor Kangxi (Part 1)

The Great Emperor Kangxi was one of the longest-reigning emperors during China’s Qing Dynasty. He came to the throne at the age of 7, and took...

Chopsticks: History, Legend, and Myth

You have heard that Chinese people are good at mathematics or good at numbers. It is believed that this aptitude has some connection with...

The 10 Admonishments of Imperial Official Lin Zexu (Part 2)

Continued from Part 1 Lin Zexu (林則徐, 1785-1850) was an honest official in the late Qing Dynasty known for his strict crackdown against the opium...

The 10 Admonishments of Imperial Official Lin Zexu (Part 1)

Lin Zexu (林則徐, 1785-1850) was an honest official in the late Qing Dynasty known for his strict crackdown against the opium trade. In 1839,...

Chinese Youth and Moral Priorities

Over the past few decades, dramatic changes have taken place in China’s moral fabric. Two studies looked at how the current Chinese youth are...

Get a Taste for the Healing Foods With These 5 Elements

In Chinese culture, food has the curative properties of medicine, thanks to Wu Xing, also known as the Five Elements. Wu Xing is said...

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