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...
One of My Favorite Chinese Characters
One of the Chinese characters I like most is 安 (an), which refers to safety, peace, serenity, comfort, and consolation. 安 (an) is simple, but... Read more
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
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
The Profundity of the Character ‘listen’ in Chinese
We recently chatted with a French gentleman who works in Hong Kong, and he talked about what he had discovered about the profundity of the... Read more
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
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
Why Do Chinese Men Call Their Wives ‘Lees and Bran’ (Zaokang)?
Zao means lees, the residue from the process of wine making. Kang means bran, the leftover coating of white rice, wheat and millet. So why... Read more
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
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
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
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
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
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
Zhang Pan Upholds His Honor as Upright as Bamboo
Chinese people in ancient times paid much importance to their reputations and morality; there is a famous Chinese saying; “A gentleman upholds his honor as... Read more
Chinese New Year 2017: The Year of the Rooster
A crimson comb untrimmed on the head,All in white, a rooster walks nearby.In his life, seldom a single sound he’s made,But thousands of doors soon... Read more
What Do the Chinese Say About the Rooster?
The 2017 Chinese New Year arrives on Jan. 28, beginning the Year of the Rooster, ending on Feb. 15, 2018. Each year is represented in... Read more