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A Fate Preordained: The Rise and Fall of Zhou Yafu, Prime Minister of Han
Fate and predestiny are ingrained in traditional Chinese belief. The word ming (命), which means "life" in Chinese, is the same character used in words that mean "command" or "order." Everyone has his or her...
Marking the End of Chinese New Year With Lanterns and Dumplings
This Feb. 19 is the 15th day of the first lunar month, making it the last day of traditional Chinese New Year festivities. Because of the religious origins of the festival, in which monks would...
The Epic Conquests of General Han Xin
China’s Han Dynasty (漢朝), founded in 202 B.C., lasted four centuries and inspired the modern name of the Han people, who make up over 90 percent of China’s 1.4 billion population today. But in many...