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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...

Art Appreciation: Children at Play in Winter

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

The Clever Solution of Wing Flaps on Song Dynasty Hats

Why were the ministers of the Song Dynasty required to wear hats with wide wing flaps? The reason Song Dynasty hats featured protruding side...

Beautiful Paintings of Children by the Master Su Hanchen

Please examine these remarkable paintings, which give us an insight into the lives of children during the Song Dynasty. They were painted by Su Hanchen...

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