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In Ancient China, Knot Tying Was a Special Art Form

Beautiful and elaborate, intricate while following simple rules, knot tying is part of China’s 5,000-year history, and prehistoric records attest to their use in...

Accumulation of Virtue by Ancestors and the Prosperity of Future Generations

Do we actually inherit rewards for the goodness accumulated by our ancestors? Some religions believe that we do. Is there a tangible connection between...

Virtue Is the Best Feng Shui

Feng shui, literally “wind and water,” is an ancient Chinese philosophical system, sometimes translated as geomancy. It focuses on orienting buildings, furniture, plants, and...

Su Shi, the Ancient Poet Who Put the People First

One of the greatest literati of ancient China, the ancient poet Su Shi (蘇軾), also known by his alias Su Dongpo (蘇東坡), was not...

The 6 Types of Regret and How Their Lessons Can Better Your Future

Life is difficult, and sometimes you have regrets, but you can always make a better future. There was a famous grand chancellor of China’s...

Your Heart Creates the Appearance That Leads to Prosperity or Failure

In the Song Dynasty, there were identical twin brothers, Gao Xiaobiao and Gao Xiaoji. At the age of 16, they took part in the...

Ceramic Pillows: How People in the Song Era Used to Sleep

When we speak of pillows, we usually think of something soft on which we rest our heads. However, Chinese people in ancient times would...

Chinese Idiom: ‘Where Water Flows, a Channel Will Form’

A popular Chinese idiom — ‘Where water flows, a channel will form’ — basically conveys the idea that success will come naturally when the conditions necessary...

A Rich Woman Helps Her People and the Kingdom

Emperor Taizu of the Song Dynasty ordered its people to pay more taxes in order to cover its military expenses after liberating the area...

Song Dynasty Painting: Children at Play in Winter by Su Hanchen

In Chinese paintings, one important genre is figure painting. Nevertheless, images with children as the main subject are relatively rare. It was not until...

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