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Chinese Characters: Měi (美)
Měi (美), the character for "beauty" or "beautiful," consists of two other characters: the upper part is 羊 ...
November 8, 2014
Chinese Character for Flute: Dí(笛)
The Chinese character for flute refers to the Chinese side-blown (transverse) flute, or dizi, which is held horizontally ...
June 19, 2014
Chinese Character for Relative, Close: Qīn (親)
The Chinese character 親 (qīn) as a noun refers to a parent, relative, or blood relation. As an ...
June 2, 2014
Chinese Idioms: True Scripture is Hard to Acquire (真經難取)
The idiom “True scripture is hard to acquire,” which is still widely used today in both spoken and ...
April 28, 2014
Chinese Characters: Ink (墨)
The character 墨, pronounced mò, means ink, or ink stick, and consists of two parts. The upper part ...
April 15, 2014
Chinese Characters: Sweep (掃)
The character 掃 (sǎo), to sweep, is the evolved replacement of the original form 帚.
April 3, 2014
Chinese Characters: 碑 (Stele)
The character 碑 (bēi) is a noun, and means “stele.” The left side is the stone radical 石, ...
March 25, 2014
Chinese Characters: 斷 (Judge, Decide)
The original meaning of the character ?, duàn, is very clear in the seal script where the left ...
March 12, 2014
Chinese Characters: 馬 (mǎ)
In Chinese culture, 馬 (mǎ), or horse, is an auspicious and beloved animal associated with many positive things. ...
January 27, 2014
Chinese Idioms: Magical Hands Revive the Dying (妙手回春)
This idiom is composed of two parts. Each part originated from classical Chinese poems from two separate dynasties.
November 10, 2013
Chinese Idioms: Zhang Fei Threads a Needle (張飛穿針—粗中有細)
Stories about the Three Kingdoms period are so popular that, for hundreds of years, the characters and their ...
October 20, 2013
Chinese Idioms: Pass Five Gates and Kill Six Generals (過五關斬六將)
“To pass five gates and kill six generals” is often used to describe how strong competitors continually defeat ...
October 13, 2013
Chinese Characters: Chaos (亂)
The left side of the character shows its meaning—silk threads tangled on a loom. Later, the right side, ...
September 1, 2013
Throw Away the Pen and Take Up the Sword (投筆從戎)
The idiom means to “throw aside the writing brush [pen] and join the army,” or to renounce the ...
August 10, 2013
The Guqin: ‘Instrument of the Sages’
The guqin, a relative of the zither family, is a classical, yet complicated, Chinese instrument.
July 18, 2013
Chinese Character: Brush Pen 筆 (Bǐ)
The Chinese character bǐ originally referred to a brush pen made of animal hair and a bamboo shaft.
July 17, 2013
Chinese Character: Quake (震)
The character 震 (zhèn) means to quake, shake, vibrate, or shock. The very basic meaning of the character ...
July 11, 2013
Chinese Character: Dream (夢)
As a whole, the character suggests a person going to sleep in the evening, and refers to the ...
July 6, 2013
Zhuang Zhou Dreams a Butterfly (莊周夢蝶)
The Chinese idiom zhuāng zhōu mèng dié literally means “Zhuang Zhou dreams a butterfly.”
July 6, 2013
Lose at Sunrise, Gain at Sunset
Lose at sunrise but gain at sunset, is a popular saying in both written and colloquial language.
June 27, 2013
Dragon Boat Festival Activities
The fifth month of the lunar calendar is one of the hottest months in the year. It is ...
June 15, 2013
Developer Demolishes Taiwanese Factory in Shanghai
In the wee hours of May 7 the factory buildings of Weihong Vacuum Products Company, a Taiwanese enterprise ...
May 16, 2013
Taoist Rituals Last Resort for Chinese Villagers
Chinese villagers sought divine help against a local official who expropriated their land, after seven years of fruitless ...
April 16, 2013
Chinese ‘Patriotic’ Speaker Ruined His Career in United States
The story of how one of China's best orators lost everything after a trip to the United States.
April 8, 2013
Jailed Chinese Democracy Activist’s Health Worsening
As Chinese dissident Wang Bingzhang languishes in solitary confinement, the communist regime continues to deny visas to his ...
March 20, 2013
Test of English Easily Bested by Cheats in China
Every Chinese student who would come to the United States for higher education faces a crucial and decisive ...
February 27, 2013
Mainland Chinese Look Forward to Seeing Shen Yun, One Day
Chinese people are quietly spreading DVDs of Shen Yun Performing Arts, a premier performing arts company that specializes ...
January 16, 2013
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