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A Chinese Idiom: Uncollectible Spilled Water

An idiom is an expression that cannot be understood from the meanings of its separate words, but that has a separate meaning of its own....

What’s in a Chinese Name?

Chinese names can be puzzling for those not familiar with the Chinese language and culture. In the Chinese language and culture, it’s common practice...

8 Cardinal Virtues in People’s Lives

The 8 Cardinal Virtues refer to 忠 (zhōng), 孝 (xiào), 仁 (rén), 愛 (ài), 信 (xìn), 義 (yì), 和 (hé), and 平 (píng), which...

Traditional Chinese Story: The Magical Lotus Lantern

There is a traditional Chinese story about an immortal female named San Shengmu, who fell in love with a mortal scholar, Liu Yanchang. Against...

Traditional Chinese Story: The Flying Mountain

There is a traditional Chinese story where it was said that there was a small flying mountain in Sichuan Province. Sometimes it flew toward...

Popular Chinese Phrases Based on the Character for Tiger: 虎

There are many popular Chinese phrases that are based on the Chinese character for tiger, 虎 (pronounced hǔ). This is a popular symbol among...

The Eight Trigrams of Bagua

The Eight Trigrams of Bagua (八卦) are eight symbols used in Taoist cosmology to understand the organization of life and the universe, and the many phenomena that occur. It...

Physiognomy Can Reveal Your Fortune

Physiognomy, or Chinese face reading, has a history of several thousand years in China. Most of us are familiar with using palm reading to determine fate and...

The Ancient Art of Duzhu Drifting

Is it possible to walk or dance on the water? Apparently, yes by means of ancient Chinese art called Duzhu drifting. A video of...

15 Quotes From the ‘Twenty-Four Histories’ of China

Twenty-Four Histories, which is also known as the Standard Histories (zhengshi 正史), is a collection of Chinese official historical books that covers more than 2,000 years to the Ming...
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