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...

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...

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...

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...
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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...

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...

The Art of War by Sun Wu – 1

Chapter 1 Laying Plans Sunzi said: The art of war is of vital importance to the State. It is a matter of life and death, a...

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...
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Literature about the Yellow Crane Tower

The yellow Crane Tower in Wuhan City is top of the four most famous ancient towers or pavilions in China. The following two poems...

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...

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