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...
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
Why ‘Ghostwriting’ in Chinese Reads as ‘Holding a Scimitar’?
To write articles or draft speeches for others in English is called “ghostwriting”. However, the literal wording in Chinese is “holding a scimitar”, not holding... Read more
US Officials Back Effort to Bring Shen Yun to Hong Kong
Serving and former United States government officials have expressed their support for a campaign to bring to Hong Kong a New York-based classical Chinese dance... Read more
Daoist Liu An Accidentally Invented Tofu
Liu An, the King of Huainan (in today’s Anhui provinces) lived in the Western Han Dynasty. He was keen on practicing Daoism through which he... Read more
King Wen of Chu Receives Caning Punishment
King Wen succeeded his father King Wu of the state of Chu in 689 BC during the Spring and Autumn period of China. King Wu... Read more
Li Deyu’s Life Ended After Receiving The 10,000th Lamb
Li Deyu (A.D. 787-850), a famous prime minister from the late Tang Dynasty, was born into a high-ranking family. His father was the prime minister... Read more