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A Monk Who Reincarnated Into His Friend’s Family After Death

Kunqu Opera is one of the oldest forms of Chinese opera. It evolved from the local melody of Kunshan and subsequently came to dominate Chinese theater from the 16th to...

The Architecture of the Temple of Heaven and Its Meaning

The Temple of Heaven in Beijing, built in the 18th year of Yongle in the Ming Dynasty, is a stately building that was used...

An Epic Masterpiece Reborn

At the end of the Ming Dynasty, the historian Tan Qian, after more than 20 years of painstaking efforts in writing, finally completed the...

The Exquisite Style of Ming Furniture

The Ming Dynasty (1368 to 1644) is often considered to be the period when the art of furniture-making reached its zenith in China. The...

Guarding the Well

Emperor Zhu Yuanzhang (A.D. 1328-1398), the founder of the Ming Dynasty, had a well-known directive that officials under his command do an honest job. Before...

A Prodigal Son Is Priceless

"A prodigal son is priceless" is a popular saying among the Chinese people. This saying came from a folk story that occurred during the...

Using Divine Powers, Zhang Sanfeng Promoted Good and Punished Evil

Zhang Sanfeng, born circa A.D. 1247, the founder of Tai Chi, was a cultivator in the Ming Dynasty. He led a very simple life,...

Maintaining Pure Thoughts When Reciting Buddhist Scriptures

General Qi Jiguang of the Ming Dynasty was well-known for his military leadership, his love for the people, and for being a devout Buddhist....

The Story of Chinese Trade in the Indian Ocean

China has a long history of trading in the Indian Ocean. While in the past, this did not create any significant conflicts with the...

Why Chinese Eat Mooncakes

One of the most well-known staples of the Chinese Mid-Autumn Festival is the mooncake, called yuebing (月餅) in Chinese. While the name “mooncake” goes...

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