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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,...

Secrets of the Chinese Calendar

The Chinese calendar is also known as the Yin or Xia calendar, or the lunar calendar. Its origins supposedly go back to the year 2100...

How Chopsticks Reveal Your Character

Since ancient times, proper etiquette has been an important part of Chinese culture. Etiquette was considered especially important while dining, and ancient people viewed...

Meng Jiangnu Weeps, a Heartbreaking Story of Love and Loss

This story is about a girl named Meng Jiangnu (孟姜女) and her beloved Fan Xiliang. Their love story is one of China's four great...

Chinese Folktale: The Cowherd and the Weaver Girl

Chinese Valentine’s Day is celebrated on the 7th day of the 7th month of the lunar calendar. Amid the celebration, some recall the folktale...

The Ancient Art of Chinese Pole Acrobatics

Historical records, such as mural paintings and brick carvings discovered in a Han Dynasty tomb in Chengdu, Szechuan Province, show that the origins of Chinese pole...
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