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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...

Influence of Buddhism in Ancient Chinese Arts

Buddhism arrived in China around the 1st century AD (although there are some traditions about a monk visiting China during Asoka's reign), and through...

Beauty is in the Eye of the Beholder-Women in Chinese Painting

China has a long history of using women as objects d'art since the Warring States and Western Han Dynastywhen people painted female figures on...

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...

24 Solar Terms

The Twenty-Four Solar Terms Knowledge of time and practices developed in China through observation of the sun's annual motion The 24 solar terms is a gross...

History of Chinese Opera

Since the time of the Tang Dynasty Emperor Xuanzong (r. 712-755), who created the first national opera troupe called the "Pear Garden," Chinese opera has...

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)...

Did You Catch All the Ways Hollywood Pandered to China This Year?

It’s hardly a well-kept secret that the booming Chinese box office is having an impact on the way Hollywood blockbusters are being made. The...

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...

Meaning of Worshiping the Moon

The Mid-Autumn Festival is held on the 15th day of the eighth month in the Han calendar—essentially the night of a full moon—which falls...

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