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February 7, 2018
What Do Chinese Say About the Dog Zodiac?
According to the Chinese calendar, each year is related to a Chinese zodiac animal in a 12-year cycle. ...
January 27, 2017
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. ...
February 8, 2016
Celebrities Born in the Year of the Monkey
There are many talented and famous people among those born in the Year of the Monkey.
February 6, 2016
Chinese New Year 2016: Year of the Monkey
Feb. 8, 2016, marks the Chinese New Year and the start of the Year of the Monkey. We ...
June 25, 2015
Chinese Idioms: Shiver Though Not Cold (不寒而慄)
During the reign of Emperor Wudi (156–87 B.C.) of the Western Han Dynasty (206 B.C. – A.D. 23), ...
May 5, 2015
Grand Book of History a ‘Mirror’ for Chinese Emperors
Sima Guang compiled the monumental historical chronicle “Zizhi Tongjian,” or the “Comprehensive Mirror to Aid in Government,” to ...
March 23, 2015
Chinese Idioms: Fluffing up the Pillows for Sleep With No Worries (高枕無憂)
The Chinese idiom "fluffing up the pillows to sleep with no worries" originates from a story about the ...
February 7, 2015
Chinese Idioms: Behind the Times (不合時宜)
The Chinese idiom 不合時宜 (bù hé shí yí), which translates as "behind the times," is used to describe ...
January 21, 2015
Chinese Idioms: Battling With One’s Back To The River (背水一戰)
Han Xin (about 256–195 B.C.) was a military strategist and general who contributed greatly to the founding of ...
December 31, 2014
Historical Figures: Shao Yong, Great Chinese Philosopher and Cosmologist
Shao Yong (A.D. 1011–1077) was a philosopher, poet, and cosmologist of the Northern Song Dynasty. In his youth, ...
December 10, 2014
Historical Figures: Bao Zheng, Symbol of Justice and Fairness
Bao Zheng (A.D. 999–1062) was a well-known official and judge in the Northern Song Dynasty. During his service, ...
December 2, 2014
Historical Figures: Fan Zhongyan, Advocating the Nation’s Fate Before Comfort
Fan Zhongyan (A.D. 989–1052) was a prominent Confucian scholar and politician in the Northern Song Dynasty. He was ...
November 8, 2014
Wang Zhaojun: Beauty of Peace
There are ancient Chinese legends about the "Four Great Beauties," women of such beauty that they were able ...
October 13, 2014
Historical Figures: Su Wu: Loyal Diplomat and ‘Lonely Shepherd’ for 19 Years
During the early years of the Han Dynasty (漢朝) (206 B.C.–A.D. 220), there was much turmoil on China's ...
September 11, 2014
Huo Qubing: Young General of Military Might
Under the reign of Emperor Wu of Han, the Han Dynasty saw a vast territorial expansion as well ...
June 26, 2014
Sun Zi: Military Strategist and Author of ‘The Art of War’
Sun Zi, also known as Sun Wu or Sun Tzu, was a high-ranking military general in Chinese history ...
June 25, 2014
Bian Que: Deity Doctor of Miracles
There was an exceptional doctor named Bian Que (扁鵲) who lived 2,500 years ago, in about the same ...
June 25, 2014
Zhuang Zi: The Major Patriarch of Daoism After Lao Zi
Zhuang Zi believed that the greatest achievement in a society was to do “action without action, govern by ...
October 5, 2013
Zhang Qian: Pioneer Explorer of the Route to the West
Zhang Qian is honored for the development of the ancient Silk Road and for being instrumental in promoting ...
September 5, 2013
Emperor Wu of Han: Deemed Greatest Emperor of the Han Dynasty
Of all Han Dynasty notables, Wu of the Han Dynasty earned the highest regard from traditional Chinese historians ...
September 1, 2013
Ti Ying: Daughter of Great Courage
In the early Han Dynasty (漢朝) (206 B.C.–A.D. 220) of China, there were the “Five Punishments” of which ...
August 23, 2013
Emperor Wen: Western Han Rule With Ethics and Courtesy
Emperor Wen (202–157 B.C.) was the fifth emperor of the Han Dynasty.
August 16, 2013
Zhang Liang: Another Hero of the Early Han Dynasty
Zhang Liang was a chief military strategist, minister, and adviser to Liu Bang (Emperor Gaozu), the founding emperor ...
August 15, 2013
Xiao He: One of the ‘Three Heroes of the Early Han Dynasty’
Xiao He (蕭何) was one of the subordinates that Liu Bang trusted the most. Because of his sound ...
August 6, 2013
Zhang Heng: Great Chinese Inventor
Zhang Heng’s great scientific achievements were inspired by his spiritual experiences, which were also expressed in his literary ...
June 26, 2013
Liu Xiu: Decisive Emperor of Great Mercy
Liu Xiu was known for being an open and honest man who bestowed rewards and punishments in a ...
April 18, 2013
Han Xin, One of the ‘Three Heroes of the Early Han Dynasty’
Han Xin, a rare and brilliant strategist from a poor family background, set a standard for virtue and ...
Sessions Calls on Chicago Lawmakers to Spike Consent Decree as ‘Insult’ to Police
WASHINGTON—Attorney General Jeff Sessions says a consent agreement between the city of Chicago and the ACLU was a ...
Treasury Releases Proposed Regulations for US ‘Opportunity Zone’ Program
WASHINGTON—The Treasury Department has rolled out guidelines for a program designed to bring jobs and tax breaks for ...
Warning From Down Under: Influence From China, Not Russia, Is Most Dangerous
WASHINGTON—Clive Hamilton’s book “Silent Invasion” sounded a warning to Australians about how the Chinese regime was gaining influence ...
Innovation Key to Sustaining America’s Competitiveness
WASHINGTON—The United States is back as the “most competitive economy” in the world, reclaiming the No. 1 spot ...