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Good Stories from China: People First, Sovereign Last

October 6, 2008, 1:01 pm

Mencius was a famous Chinese philosopher who emphasized that a ruler should be virtuous so as to mandate his rule over the populace.

Chinese Music’s Five Elements, Five Tones

October 2, 2008, 10:12 pm

Chinese music is based on the ancient Chinese pentatonic, five-tone musical system, and has a cosmic correspondence.

From Chinese Antiquity, Tea Has a Long History

September 28, 2008, 12:47 pm

Tea's rich history began in China, where the tradition of its cultivation and enjoyment is very old.

Good Stories from China: Zhou Chu Got Rid of the Three Terrors

September 22, 2008, 2:18 pm

A traditional story of one man's will in improving his character and life

Chinese Painting of the Week—Li Sixun

September 18, 2008, 9:34 pm

Under Emperor Xuan Zong’s reign in the Tang Dynasty, General Li Sixun (李思训 651-716) and his son, Li Zhaodao (李昭道), were both excellent artists in portraying natural landscapes. They are the founder of the so-called Northern school of professional painters [...]

Chinese Painting of the Week—Han Gan

September 18, 2008, 9:25 pm

Han Gan was reputed to be able to not only portray the physical body of the horse, but also its spirit. His frequently featured horses from the royal stables.

In Chinese Folk Songs, Farmers Sing at Work

September 9, 2008, 11:24 am

Chinese folk songs are closely tied with traditional Chinese culture, though have been lost in modern times.

Dim Sum: Traditionally Exquisite Delicacies

August 29, 2008, 9:20 am

The Chinese words “dim sum” no longer sound exotic to the open-minded citizens of Hamburg, Germany. How did these miniature, dough-filled pockets conquer the city?

Chinese Architecture, a Miniature of the Cosmos

August 23, 2008, 5:16 am

Over thousands of years, the Chinese people have developed their own architectural style.

Good Stories from China: Yearn Not for Vanity

August 16, 2008, 12:17 pm

Qi Jiguang (November 12, 1528 — January 5, 1588) was a Chinese military general and national hero during the Ming Dynasty. He was best remembered for his courage and [...]

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