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Ancient China’s “Virtuous” Women: Three Obediences and Four Virtues

“Female virtue schools” have been known to make headlines in China’s media. In the name of spreading Chinese traditional culture, they promoted “virtues” like “never quarrel...

學記 – Xue Ji

《礼记》之学记,Also known as: "Record on the subject of education" When a ruler is concerned that his measures should be in accordance with law, and seeks...

Establishment of Government

《尚书》立政 - Establishment of Government The duke of Zhou spoke to the following effect:'With our hands to our heads and our heads to the ground,...

The Communist Party is redefining what it means to be Chinese

And is glossing over its own history of mauling Chinese culture. CHILDREN sit with straight backs chanting in loud voices from the Dizi Gui, a classic...

China’s Pretty Boys Find a New Gig: Propaganda Films

BEIJING — Commissioned by the government to commemorate the 90th anniversary of the founding of the People’s Liberation Army, China’s latest propaganda film was meant...

Weaning Itself From Elephant Ivory, China Turns to Mammoths

Picture: Chen Shu, the president of the China Association of Mammoth Ivory Art Research, has a large collection of mammoth ivory carved objects and...

Chinese county to ‘name and shame’ grooms who give their bride expensive gifts, hold...

A Chinese county is to name and shame families who hold lavish weddings and shower the bride with huge gifts, in what appears to be the...

Chinese museum offers $19,000 for every word decoded from mysterious ancient prophecy texts

AN oracle cast this bone 3000 years ago to predict an uncertain future. Now a museum is offering a $19,000 reward for every word...

Why the US doesn’t understand Chinese thought – and must

The need for the U.S. to understand China is obvious. The Chinese economy is on track to become the largest in the world by...

A Cleanup of ‘Holes in the Wall’ in China’s Capital

When China’s leaders began the hurly-burly transition to a market economy, they encouraged dislocated workers to take up their own entrepreneurial pursuits. Many of...

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