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  • Suanpan, the fifth invention in Chinese history
    Suanpan, the fifth invention in Chinese history The Chinese abacus, called Suanpan in Chinese, is an ancient calculating method with a history of over 2,500 years. Suanpan has two decks and more than seven rods. The upper deck, which is known as heaven, has two beads on each rod. These beads each have the value of five. There are five beads on t... Read more>>
  • Four great classical novels of China
    Four great classical novels of China The Four Great Classical Novels of China are the four novels commonly regarded by scholars to be the greatest and most influential of pre-modern Chinese fiction. The four novels are translated to Romance of the Three Kingdoms, Journey to the West, Dream of the Red Mansions, and Outlaws of the Marsh... Read more>>
  • Mencius, a Sage of Confucianism
    Mencius, a Sage of Confucianism Mencius (372BC—289BC) is admired as the second sage of Confucianism after Confucius. His major contribution is successfully inheriting and developing Confucianism after Confucius. Mencius’ doctrine, together with Confucius' works is known as ‘the philosophy of Kongzi (Confucius) and Mengzi (Menc... Read more>>
  • Chinese Acupuncture Therapy
    Chinese Acupuncture Therapy What is Acupuncture­ Before Western Medicine came into China from the beginning of the 19th Century, Chinese traditional medicine was the only treatment known by people. Acupuncture was an important and effective therapy. Owning a history of more than 2000 years, Chinese acupuncture is a form of ... Read more>>
  • Feng Shui, Ancient Wisdom of the Chinese
    Feng Shui, Ancient Wisdom of the Chinese Feng Shui, which literally means 'Wind Water', is an ancient Chinese metaphysical discipline that study how mankind is affected, for better or for worse, by the surroundings. The history of feng shui covers 3,500 years before the invention of the magnetic compass. Some current techniques can be tr... Read more>>
  • Guanyin, the Chinese Goddess of Mercy
    Guanyin, the Chinese Goddess of Mercy Guanyin, the Goddess of Mercy is the bodhisattva of compassion as venerated by Chinese Buddhists. The name Guanyin is short for Guanshiyin, which means "Observing the Sounds or Cries of the World". She is also sometimes referred to as Guanyin Pusa. Commonly known in English as the Mercy Goddess or ... Read more>>
  • Confucius and the Confucian Analects
    Confucius and the Confucian Analects Confucius (K'ung Fu-tzu, or Kongzi in Mandarin) is one of the greatest philosophers in Ancient China. The Lunyu (pronounced in Mandarin Lúnyǔ), translated as "The Confucian Analects", is a collection of sayings by Confucius and the dialogues with his disciples. The Confucian Analects is the auth... Read more>>
  • Chinese dialects
    China's Main Dialects: Quick Guide It's no surprise that there are so many different ways of speaking Mandarin, since China is so vast a country. As a matter of fact, the dialects of Chinese bear more resemblance to sical forms of the language than to standard Mandarin. The official version of the language is known as Pǔtōnghuà (... Read more>>
  • Li Bai
    Li Bai, the Chinese Poem Laureate Li Bai, courtesy name Taibai, literary name Qinglian Jushi, is a Chinese poet who rivaled Du Fu for the title of China’s greatest poet. Regarded as one of the greatest poets of the Tang Dynasty, often called China's "golden age" of classical Chinese poetry, Li Bai was both a prolific and a creativ... Read more>>
  • Dragon
    Auspicious Animals in China - Phoenix, Tortoise, and Kylin The dragon, phoenix, tortoise, and kylin are the four most revered animals of ancient China. Of these only the tortoise is real, the others being entirely fictitious; each was a symbol of good fortune. Phoenix is splendid and regarded as the king of birds. Usually it paired with the dragon and in... Read more>>
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