History of a ‘scribal machine’: Jing Tsu studies the ‘systematization’ of Chinese

By Corydon Ireland, Harvard News Office April 2, 2009 Starting in the 1920s, Chinese writer Lin Yutang earned a reputation as an urbane essayist and...

大學 – Da Xue

Also known as: "The great learning" What the Great Learning teaches, is to illustrate illustrious virtue; to renovate the people; and to rest in the...

Teacher rewrites hundreds of ancient stories

Some consider Huang Qiaoyan to be the Chinese equivalent of the German Brothers Grimm. That is because the middle school teacher in Guangdong province's Dongguan...

Learn about the “biggest” book in China

The Siku Quanshu, variously translated as the Complete Library in Four Sections, Imperial Collection of Four, Emperor's Four Treasuries, Complete Library in Four Branches...
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Chinese literature: classical texts

The history of Chinese literature extends thousands of years, from the earliest recorded dynastic court archives to the mature vernacular fiction novels that arose...

Summary of the Rules of Propriety Part 3

Summary of the Rules of Propriety Part 3 When his father or mother is ill, (a young man) who has been capped should not use...

Experts Urge Collectors To Share World’s Earliest Encyclopedia

Chinese and foreign experts have urged collectors to share the earliest and largest encyclopedia man has ever had -- the Great Encyclopedia of Yongle...

What is Gaokao? Why is it so important?

A total of 9.4 million Chinese high school students, just a little less than the population of Sweden, began to take the annual national...

10 Greatest Chinese Love Stories Ever

What on earth is love that makes lovers vow to stick together in life and death? Below are the top 10 widespread ancient Chinese love...

Why writer Mo Yan thinks his Nobel Prize was a blessing and a curse

The Chinese novelist’s profile was massively raised by winning the literature prize, but he has struggled to write since, he says. Chinese Nobel Prize for...

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