How to Learn Mandarin Chinese

Mastering the Basics 1. Practice using the four Mandarin tones. Mandarin Chinese is a tonal language, which means that different tones can change the meaning...

Life Stories of Lu Dongbin

Lü Dongbin (呂洞賓, born 796) was a Tang Dynasty Chinese scholar and poet who has been elevated to the status of an immortal in the Chinese...
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Li Bai and his poetry

Li Bai (701–762), also known as Li Bo, was a Chinese poet acclaimed from his own day to the present as a genius and...

Quotes of Lin Yutang

Lin Yutang (林語堂) (10 October 1895 – 26 March 1976) was a Chinese writer and translator. Quotes When there are too many policemen, there can be...
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The Story of Lady Meng Jiang

Lady Meng Jiang or Meng Jiang Nü (孟姜女), is a Chinese tale, with many variations. Later versions are set in the Qin dynasty, when...
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Literature about the Yellow Crane Tower

The yellow Crane Tower in Wuhan City is top of the four most famous ancient towers or pavilions in China. The following two poems...

Luxun as a cultural icon

Lu Xun(鲁迅), formerly also romanized Lu Hsün, was the pen name of Zhou Shuren (25 September 1881 – 19 October 1936), a leading figure...

Chinese literature

by Emily Mark Chinese literature is some of the most imaginative and interesting in the world. The precision of the language results in perfectly realized...

The Analects: 學而 – Xue Er

The Master said, "Is it not pleasant to learn with a constant perseverance and application? Is it not delightful to have friends coming from...

Eight Immortals in Chinese mythology

The Eight Immortals (八仙) are a group of legendary immortals in Chinese mythology. Each immortal's power can be transferred to a power tool (法器)...

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