Chinese Culture

Stories From the Students’ Rules: Respect and Care Unto All

Mo Niang worked selflessly to protect her fellow villagers on the high seas
Mo Niang worked selflessly to protect her fellow villagers on the high seas

The “Standards for Being a Good Student and Child” (Di Zi Gui) is a traditional Chinese textbook for children that teaches children morals and proper...




  • Cangjie was sent down to China from the heavens to create Chinese writing, he was born with four eyes. This portrait of Cangjie is an 18th century painting held in the National Library of France. (Public domain, combination image compiled by Epoch Times)

    Dust, Earth, and Molecules

    The Chinese character 塵 (chen) refers to dust. It is formed of two parts, each a full character.  The upper one is 鹿, a deer... Read more

  • Min Ziqian of the Spring-Autumn period (770 B.C - 476 B.C) is a moral exemplar of filial piety. (Clearwisdom.net)

    Stories From the Students’ Rules: At Home, Be Dutiful to My Parents

    The “Standards for Being a Good Student and Child” (Di Zi Gui) is a traditional Chinese textbook for children that teaches children morals and proper... Read more

  • Cangjie was sent down to China from the heavens to create Chinese writing, he was born with four eyes. This portrait of Cangjie is an 18th century painting held in the National Library of France. (Public domain, combination image compiled by Epoch Times)

    The Secret Within the Chinese Character for Enemy

    Perhaps you currently have someone who is in conflict with your own interests, and you refer to him or her as your enemy. You may... Read more

  • Great Wall of China at Sunrise. (Fotolia plus composition by Epoch Times)

    Huang Ba Could Die Without Regret

    Huang Ba (130–51 B.C.) lived during the Western Han Dynasty. He learned legalism (understanding and administration of the law) starting at a young age. When... Read more

  • Cangjie was sent down to China from the heavens to create Chinese writing, he was born with four eyes. This portrait of Cangjie is an 18th century painting held in the National Library of France. (Public domain, combination image compiled by Epoch Times)

    Chinese Character ‘Xi’ for Learning: a Little Bird Practicing Flying

    The Chinese character 習 (xi) means learning or practicing. In Oracle bone script, the earliest ancient Chinese writing, it is written like this: There are... Read more

  • Chariot Model (Modern Replica) China, original: Qin dynasty (221–206 B.C.),
bronze with pigments
chariot box, including axles: width 53 1/2 inches, depth 25 inches, weight 220.5 pounds; canopy: height 4 inches, diameter 49 1/2 inches; weight 66 pounds; each horse: height 36 1/2 inches, weight 13 1/2 inches, length 46 1/2 inches, Emperor Qinshihuang's Mausoleum Site Museum. (Courtesy of the Metropolitan Museum of Art)

    Age of Empires: Chinese Art of the Qin and Han Dynasties

    NEW YORK—In ancient times, the people of China believed their culture was divinely inspired. The elegant works of art and exquisitely made objects displayed in... Read more

  • "Island Pagoda," from the book, "Foochow and the River Min," circa 1873, by John Thomson. Carbon print. (Courtesy of Stephan Loewentheil Historical Photography of China Collection)

    Glimpses of a Lost World Through Early Chinese Photography

    NEW YORK—Two men clad in leather and fur stand side by side with their legs wide and firmly planted on the ground, next to a... Read more

  • A dragon shaped jade tablet pendant from the Warring States period of China (475–221 B.C.). (Courtesy of Guimet Museum,France)

    The Real Treasures of Wei State

    A marquis named Jing Hou once paid a visit to the prince of Wei State during the Warring States period of Chinese history (475–221 B.C.)... Read more

  • Ji Zha’s statue located in his territorial land, in today’s Shengang Town, Jiangyin City, Jiangsu Province, China. (Internet photo)

    Ji Zha’s Pledge

    Ji Zha (576-484 B.C.) was the youngest son of the King Shou Meng of Wu state, in the Spring and Autumn period of Chinese history... Read more

  • In a conflict, 
when you take a step back, you will find the sea and the sky boundless. (Fotolia)

    Taking a Step Back Turned an Antagonist into a Friend

    There is an old saying in China: In a conflict, when you hold your temper, you will avoid a tempest; when you take a step... Read more

  • (L-R) Emperor Yao, Emperor Shun and Emperor Yu from 18th century Chinese celebrity portraits held in the National Library of France. (Public domain, combination image compiled by Epoch Times)

    Emperor Yao Hands Power to the Most Able One, Not to His Son

    During the reign of Emperor Yao, about 4,300 years ago, there was a great flood around the globe. The northern hemisphere was flooded up to... Read more

  • Every household displays this Chinese character “Fu” on their doors and windows during Chinese New Year. (Epoch Times)

    Why is ‘Fu’ Pinned to Doors During Chinese New Year?

    All Chinese people love the word “Fu – fortune”. Every household displays this Chinese character “Fu” on their doors and windows during Chinese New Year... Read more

  • Grace in Ancient Times illustration by Epoch Times

    The Unbiased Recommendations of Qi Xi

    Qi Xi (620-545 B.C.) was a Minister of State for Jin during the Spring and Autumn Period. He was a selfless, broad-minded person who handled... Read more

  • A man walks through the newsroom in the Washington Post's new building March 3, 2016 in Washington, DC.
A view of the Washington Post's new building March 3, 2016 in Washington, DC. / AFP / Brendan Smialowski        (Photo credit should read BRENDAN SMIALOWSKI/AFP/Getty Images)

    Washington Post: Arm of Beijing’s Grand Propaganda Strategy?

    WASHINGTON—Falun Gong practitioners called for the Washington Post to cease publishing the advertising supplements of the China Daily which are inserted into its print editions... Read more

  • (L-R) Confucius and Laozi. (Public domain combined by Epoch Times)

    When Confucius Met Laozi

    Laozi and Confucius, the two most famous sages in Chinese history, appeared at the same time 2,500 years ago during the Spring and Autumn Period... Read more

  • Grace in ancient times. (Illustration by Epoch Times)

    Father Shao: China’s First Parental Officer 2000 Years Ago

    Shao Xinchen lived in the Western Han dynasty of China, he got the top grade in the civil service examinations and was appointed as a... Read more

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