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The 10 Virtues of Tea

May 28, 2012, 12:32 am

According to Liu Zhenliang, a famous tea drinker in China’s Tang Dynasty, tea has 10 virtues.

‘The Classic of Tea’—the Famous Book About Tea

May 25, 2012, 12:41 am

The world famous book "The Classic of Tea" is the very first monograph on tea in the world.

Lu Yu: The Sage of Tea

May 23, 2012, 12:31 am

For Lu Yu, tea symbolized the harmony and mysterious unity of the universe.

Stories from History: Returning the Whole Jade Without Damage

May 22, 2012, 3:07 am

This story from ancient China about how a small kingdom managed to keep a priceless jade is also about the true source of a nation's strength.

The Discovery of Tea

May 21, 2012, 11:17 am

According to the book “The Classic of Tea,” written by a tea master named Lu Yu from China’s Tang Dynasty, the custom of drinking tea is derived from the legendary [...]

A Question from History: Why Does Ancient Music Tire People?

May 21, 2012, 2:33 am

Marquis Wen from Wei asks a question about music to the famous educator and student of Confucius, Zi Xia, who lived between 507 B.C. and 420 B.C.

Reviving and Representing True Chinese Culture (8 of 9)

January 11, 2012, 12:54 am

It was with great urgency that in 2006, New York-based Shen Yun Performing Arts was formed by overseas Chinese artists with the mission of reviving 5,000 years of divinely [...]

Shen Yun Props: What Makes a Lady, Monk, or Warrior (7 of 9)

January 8, 2012, 5:58 am

Swishing, spinning, and clapping in the hands of Shen Yun’s dancers are various ingenious props, designed to visually and aurally enhance the stories they tell through [...]

Shen Yun Costumes—Exploring the Fine Art of Chinese Dress (6 of 9)

January 3, 2012, 1:54 am

In China—the land of silk, rich and artful embroidery, and vibrant color—the style of dress has varied greatly over the civilization’s long history and among its 55 [...]

China's Myths & Legends Come Alive in Shen Yun (5 of 9)

December 30, 2011, 6:43 pm

The New York-based performing arts company takes these timeless tales of ancient China and presents them to audiences through the medium of classical Chinese dance.

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