Chinese Culture

A Contemporary Chinese Master’s Search for Ancient Martial Virtue

Li Youfu, head judge of the NTD Television martial arts competition in New York on May 16, 2016. (Benjamin Chasteen/Epoch Times)
Li Youfu, head judge of the NTD Television martial arts competition in New York on May 16, 2016. (Benjamin Chasteen/Epoch Times)

Among Li Youfu’s most searing memories as a child were the scenes of a drunken official—the cadre in charge of porridge rations—beating the elderly and...

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    Filial Piety Touches Heaven: Stories of Virtuous Daughters-in-law

    It has been said, “Filial piety is the most important of all virtues.” As the essence of Chinese culture, filial piety maintains the relationships between... Read more

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    5 Ancient Chinese Innovations That Look Like They Came From Today’s World

    Golf Chinese imperial maids playing golf? No kidding. Though there is some doubt as to who created the game that we know as golf, paintings... Read more

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    Surprisingly Advanced Ways the Ancient Chinese Bathed and Did Laundry

    Chinese cultures have held cleanliness in high regard since ancient times, and some of the methods they devised to wash their garments and bodies in a... Read more

  • A dragon dance team composed of Falun Gong practitioners perform in the Chinese New Year parade in Flushing, Queens, in this file photo. (Benjamin Chasteen/Epoch Times)

    The Dragon’s Place in Chinese Civilization

    Every year, a festival is held across China to honor the awakening of the dragon, lord of moving water. Called “longtaitou” or “the dragon raises... Read more

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    This Chinese Artist Makes Beautiful Images Using Just Leaves

    A Chinese woman has been stirring the Internet using tree leaves and very fine motor skills to create stunningly intricate cutouts. It all started fifteen... Read more

  • The Ming Dynasty emperor Xuande plays Chuiwan. (Public Domain)

    Did the Chinese Invent Golf?

    Conventional knowledge puts the origin of golf in 15th century Scotland. But who were the ones to first come up with this calm, focused, and... Read more

  • The goddess Nü Wa creates human beings. She also imparted wisdom to them and paved the way for them to develop human culture so that they could continue to improve their lives. (SM Yang/Epoch Times)

    Chinese New Year’s ‘Human Day’ Celebrates ‘Birthday’ of Humankind

    Birthdays are special occasions that hold a great deal of meaning for many people. Often a time of celebration, a birthday also offers a chance... Read more

  • A student reads a textbook during a class in Wuhan, central China, on  April 21, 2007. (LIU JIN/AFP/Getty Images)

    4 Reasons Why Chinese Is Easier Than You Think

    When people hear about the Chinese language, they are usually put off by the writing system, which supposedly requires knowledge of tens of thousands of... Read more

  • A woman poses with a bouquet of roses at a flower market in China as Valentine’s Day approaches in this file photo. (ChinaFotoPress/Getty Images)

    Valentine’s Day: Lasting Love and Devotion in Ancient China

    Thoughts and anticipation turn to romantic love for many people this time of year as Valentine’s Day approaches. It is a time to celebrate love... Read more

  • A Ming Dynasty depiction of the Great Jade Emperor (Public Domain)

    Gods of the Chinese New Year

    The lunar new year, which this year landed on Feb. 8, is traditionally celebrated in China and other East Asian countries, as well as among... Read more

  • Golden monkeys bring you good fortune. (Blue Hsiao/Epoch Times)

    Celebrities Born in the Year of the Monkey

    According to the Chinese zodiac, people born in the Year of the Monkey are usually good-looking, clever and smart, and have a charming personality. They... Read more

  • Happy and joyful Year of the Monkey! (Catherine Chang/Epoch Times)

    Celebrating the Year of the Monkey: Chinese New Year 2016

    We are now shifting from the Year of the Goat to the Year of the Monkey. While the Year of the Goat (2015) is a... Read more

  • The Chinese New Year occurs on Monday, Feb. 8, this year, marking the start of the Year of the Monkey, a symbol of creativity and inspiration. The Chinese characters say “Golden Monkey brings a Happy New Year!” (SM Yang/Epoch Times)

    Chinese New Year 2016: Year of the Monkey

    Feb. 8, 2016, marks the Chinese New Year and the beginning of the Year of the Monkey, a symbol of creativity and inspiration in the... Read more

  • A Korean man and woman play a game of Go in the early 1900s (Public Domain)

    How About a Nice Game of Go?

    You wouldn’t think that a strategy game would be created to improve moral character, but according to Chinese legends, that is how Weiqi, more commonly... Read more

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    4 Common Misconceptions About Confucius

    Despite being perhaps the single most influential individual in traditional Chinese and East Asian culture, Confucius has gotten a bad rap in modern times. The... Read more

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    Family Literacy: Lifelong Learning Across Generations

    When parents and children enjoy being together while learning and improving skills, it creates the perfect conditions for strengthening family relationships and enhancing lifelong learning... Read more

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