Romantic Poet Qu Yuan and his Cultural Legacies

Qu Yuan (c. 340–278 BC) was a Chinese poet and minister who lived during the Warring States period of ancient China. During King Qingxiang's reign, Prime Minister...

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...

China’s Online Reading Craze Is So Big It’s Challenging Amazon’s Kindle

To Yuwei Pan, a regular fix of Chinese novels on her smartphone makes her daily commute a pleasure. But these aren’t just normal stories....

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,...

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...
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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...
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Traditional Chinese music: instruments and tuning

Many traditional instruments underwent changes in the early to mid 20th century which has a profound effect on the performance and sound of Chinese...

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...

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...

Three new Chinese novels reveal the time China lost its moral compass

Modern China was built on the nearly 30 ruthless years of Mao's rule. The country's elite – the "literati" of educated small landowners who...

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