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The Legacy of Yu Yingshi, Renowned Chinese Scholar

Mr. Yu Yingshi, the renowned scholar of Chinese history in the 21st century, passed away on August 1 at 91. As a master historian, Yu...

Retribution: For Destroying a Bodhisattva Image, 3 Generations Were Punished 

Here is a true story of karmic retribution. It happened in a small village in Hunan Province, China, in the 1950s. The people involved...

Is a Half-Truth More Cowardly Than a Lie?

"A half-truth is the most cowardly of lies." - Mark Twain With the onset of the digital revolution and various social media personalities and pages...

What Are the Top 5 Chinese Inventions?

In its long history, there have been many spectacular Chinese inventions. Here are my top 5 favorite Chinese inventions 1. Silk The history of silk began 5,000...

Why Chinese Don’t Help Each Other

What’s wrong with the people of China and what's the reason Chinese don't help each other? There are far too many examples in China...

The Extraordinary Ancient Story of Xu Wei’s Dream

Ancient Chinese knowledge and insights have come to be viewed as having somewhat magical or mystical qualities. One such area is the advanced study...

Do You Know the Real Meaning Behind the Chinese Character for Stinky 臭?

The word stinky tends to be used to describe rotten food or something that smells bad. But in Mandarin, it's associated with a personal...

Popular Chinese Idioms Based on the Chinese Character for Cow: 牛

Through several thousand years of history, the Chinese language has been enriched with phrases based on historical stories. These Chinese idioms have been passed...

2 Students of Confucius Perceive Gain and Loss Differently

When Confucius questions two magistrates, they perceive gain and loss very differently. Kong Mie was a nephew of Confucius, while Bi Zijian was a student....

The Magical “Scanning Mirror” Cured Illnesses

In ancient times, there were stories of a "scanning mirror" that could see inside the body and heal people. In today’s modern society, there...
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