Top 10 Charming Beauties in Ancient China

China has been home to a lot of beautiful women since ancient times, some women were not only beautiful but showed unparallelled wit and...

Health Starts with the Mind(1)

Confucius said, “Once a person reaches his fifties, he shall know about the law of heavens.” This means everyone has his own fate. Our body, this...

Are young Chinese liberalizing as China’s political leaders crack down?

One way to think about a century is to look at the generations that will shape it, and how their influences and expectations are...

Unesco heritage listing sparks Tibetan resettlement fears

Tibetan rights groups have criticised the UN's cultural body for listing a plateau in China as a Unesco World Heritage site. They say the move...

China’s Online Reading Craze Is So Big It’s Challenging Amazon’s Kindle

To Yuwei Pan, a regular fix of Chinese novels on her smartphone makes her daily commute a pleasure. But these aren’t just normal stories....

Is a Buddhist Group Changing China? Or Is China Changing It?

YIXING, China — For most of her life, Shen Ying was disappointed by the world she saw around her. She watched China’s economic rise...

Sacred Lakes Threatened by China’s Growing Capital

LAKE BAIYANGDIAN, China — A few hours by car south of Beijing is a delicate string of lakes and ponds famous over the centuries...

Is China’s gaokao the world’s toughest school exam?

Chinese children must endure years of stress and impossible expectations preparing for their final school exam. The students who do best can look forward...

The Dream of the Red Chamber: translation in the west

It is a major challenge to translate Cao's prose, which utilizes many levels of colloquial and literary language and incorporates forms of classic poetry...

Love these ancient Chinese painters?

Gu Kaizhi, courtesy name Changkang, was a celebrated painter of ancient China. He was born in Wuxi and first painted at Nanjing in 364....

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