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...

Moonlight over the Lotus Pond

It has been rather disquieting these days. Tonight, when I was sitting in the yard enjoying the cool, it occurred to me that the...

The Analects-Weizheng

為政 - To be a government official The Master said, "He who exercises government by means of his virtue may be compared to the north...

Lin Yutang on the Importance of Living

The scholar, Taoist, and modernist Lin Yutang wrote The Importance of Living to express his highly subjective, personal feelings and advocate a practical and enjoyable simple...

Hit China Series Takes Page from BBC With Recycled Letters

“We were young and fought for the future together. As a wife, I got more loneliness from him than happiness, but as his fan,...

The Dream of the Red Chamber: translation in the west

It is a major challenge to translate Cao's prose, which utilizes many levels of colloquial and literary language and incorporates forms of classic poetry...

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)...

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...

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...

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...

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Classical Chinese Dance

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