Award-Winning Sci-Fi Writer Hao Jingfang Sets Her Sights Closer to Home

Sunlight is so scarce that it is rationed based on income. And Beijing is divided into three different physical layers for the elite, middle...

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...

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)...

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...

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...

What does China have against Peppa Pig?

Beijing introduces tough restrictions on foreign picture books for children An order from Beijing will drastically cut the number of foreign picture books for children...

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...

TV Program Makes Stars of China’s Poetry Aficionados

It was a slim volume of poetry that gave relief to Bai Ruyun after the grueling sessions of chemotherapy. The frail 40-year-old farmer charmed...

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...

The Flourishing of Poetry in the Tang (618-906) and Song (960-1279) Dynasties

The Tang (618-906) and Song (960-1279) dynasties were the golden ages of Chinese classical literature in general, and poetry in particular. Poets of these periods,...

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