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How Emperor Xuan Approached the Task of ‘Maintaining Stability’ 

To today's Chinese, the term "maintaining stability" (維穩) brings to mind the authoritarian policies of the communist regime, which shuts down free speech, spiritual...

General Han Xin: A Shining Symbol of Tolerance

Han Xin (231-196 B.C.) is listed as a hero from the early Han Dynasty. Han Xin was an ingenious military leader. The general’s contribution...

Why Is Skullcap Also Known as Hanxin Grass?

Skullcap, or Scutellaria, is a plant of the Labiatae family. According to traditional Chinese medicine, the dried aerial part of Skullcap is capable of...

The Regret of a Traitor (Part 1)

The story of Su Wu (140-60 B.C.), a Chinese diplomat and statesman of the Han Dynasty who survived captivity for 19 years in a...

Myths and Legends: When Coins Fell From Trees

In Chinese legends, there is a story about a holy tree that brings fortune and money to the person who owns it. Called the...

Diamond-Empress Ma of the Eastern Han Dynasty

The third daughter of the famous Han Dynasty General Ma Yuan, Ma Mingde was only 13 years old at the time of her father’s...

A Maidservant Becomes China’s First Female Diplomat

It certainly was a unique sight to behold — a woman dressed in Han Dynasty clothing, an Imperial Decree in hand, traveling by horse-drawn...

Marking the End of Chinese New Year With Lanterns and Dumplings

This Feb. 19 is the 15th day of the first lunar month, making it the last day of traditional Chinese New Year festivities. Because...

This Young Man Can Be Taught

In the early Han Dynasty, an important official named Zhang Liang started life as an aristocrat from the State of Han during the Warring...

How a Courageous Daughter Saved Her Father and Made History

To save her father, a young girl courageously wrote a petition to the Emperor 2,000 years ago. Ban Gu (A.D. 32-92), a Chinese historian...

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