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...

China’s Pretty Boys Find a New Gig: Propaganda Films

BEIJING — Commissioned by the government to commemorate the 90th anniversary of the founding of the People’s Liberation Army, China’s latest propaganda film was meant...

US-China Ties in Arts and Education Deepen

On the political and military front, U.S.-China relations have been an often-tense dance between governments. However, in arts and education, many say the relationship...

Producers yank China’s costliest movie from screens after three meagre days at the box...

The producers of Asura, the most expensive Chinese film ever made at 750 million yuan (US$112 million), decided to pull it from theatres on Monday...

Want fame and fortune? China’s internet celebrity business offers both

Whether they know it or not, the millions of WeChat users who tap on their smartphones for the latest data everyday are generating millions...

The Lantern Festival

The Lantern Festival, also called Yuan Xiao Jie, was celebrated at the fifteen day of the first lunar month. It marks the end of...

9 things you may not know about Winter Solstice

  The traditional Chinese lunar calendar divides the year into 24 solar terms. Winter Solstice (Chinese: 冬至), the 22nd solar term of the year, begins...

Constructive Engagement with Asian Values

by Wm. Theodore de Bary "Constructive engagement," as the slogan for a new phase in the Clinton administration’s China policy, nevertheless covers a retreat to...

Mandate of Heaven

The Mandate of Heaven or Tian Ming (天命) is a Chinese political and religious doctrine used since ancient times to justify the rule of the King or Emperor of China. According to this belief, heaven (天)—which...

Features of Chinese Architecture

Internal Characteristics of Chinese Architecture Deeply rooted in traditional Chinese culture, ancient Chinese architecture boasts the following national cultural characteristics: Readability Ancient Chinese architecture, like a silent...

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