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...
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
The Magnanimous Character of Cao Cao and His Great-Grandfather
Cao Jie is an obscure character in Chinese history compared to his illustrious great-grandson, the ruler Cao Cao, but he was well-known for his kindness... Read more
A Gentleman’s Friendship is as Plain as Water
During the Warring States period (475-221 BC), Zhuang Zi said: “A gentleman’s friendship is as plain as water. Friendship among inferiors is as sweet as... Read more
Cao Cao: A Ruler with Great Tolerance and Acceptance
The Three Kingdoms period (A.D. 220-280) was a turbulent era in China’s history, with colourful historical figures who jointly personified the notions of fidelity and... Read more
Ancient China: How a Child Emperor Conquered a Powerful General
It’s quite evident that the murder of Hamlet’s father was just the beginning of the prince’s troubles. Ruled by his emotions and clouded by a... Read more
Politician Fan Zhongyan Put Others’ Needs First
Fan Zhongyan was a prominent politician and a famed poet and writer during the Northern Song Dynasty (A.D. 970-1127). A saying of his, “Be the... Read more