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7 Icons of Traditional Chinese Culture

Chinese culture is over 5,000 years old and has impacted the entire world in many different ways. 7 icons of traditional Chinese culture 1. The spirit...

Celebrating the Mid-Autumn Festival in Hong Kong

Originally a harvest ritual, the Mid-Autumn Festival has been celebrated since the early Shang Dynasty (1600-1046 BCE). In the past, Chinese families would make...

Witnessing a Miracle: How Doctor Xue Saved a Man With a Severe Head Injury

There is a famous story about the Daoist Doctor Xue. One day, in the early years of the Qing Dynasty, a gang of robbers...

The Fascinating Origins of the Pillow

“We are such stuff as dreams are made on; and our little life is rounded with a sleep.” — William Shakespeare, “The Tempest” The origins...

The 2 Most Important Aspects to Learning Chinese Characters

In understanding and learning Chinese characters and writing, it’s best to understand the various strokes used in writing Chinese characters. You also need to...

Teaware Is One of Ancient China’s Greatest Inventions

When speaking of ancient China and inventions, teaware would certainly be near the top of the list. Teaware, like tea drinking customs, was developed...

Chinese Tea Culture: Elements of Making Good Chinese Tea

Whether you are planning to attend a traditional Chinese tea ceremony, or just want to make flavorful Chinese tea at home, there are a...

Folktale: The Idiot and the Rich Man

There is a folktale about how in ancient times, there was a rich man who was cunning and stingy. One day, he hired a...

Do You Know the 3 Ways to Be a Prosperous Family?

Zeng Guofan said: “A prosperous family consists of harmony, filial piety, diligence, and thrift.” Therefore a harmonious family prospers. Zeng Guofan (26 November 1811–12 March...

Memorable Chinese Idioms: An Old Horse Knows the Way

老馬識途 means “An old horse knows the way” (老 old, lǎo; 馬 horse, mǎ; 識 know, shí; 途 way, tú). It is an expression for an old hand,...
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