10 Advantages to Practicing Chinese Calligraphy

Several calligraphy brushes sit on a table next to bowls of ink and paper.

Throughout history, Chinese calligraphy has been considered to be one of the fundamental ways of self-cultivation. (Image: Zhiqian Li via Dreamstime)

A Decade’s Long Promise to Run a Tea Shop Is Worth More Than a Thousand Ounces of Silver

Tea cups full of tea.

During the Qianlong period, an older man named Chen from Sichuan Wan County (now Wanzhou, Chongqing) opened the Jiangwan Tea Shop in Shanghai. (Image: via Max Pixel)