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Chinese Idiom Explained: ‘Humbled by the Vast Ocean’

There is a Chinese idiom about how one gets “humbled by the vast ocean.” This quote is mostly used in the context of teaching...

One of the World’s Oldest and Largest Fish Is Now Extinct

Chinese paddlefish, which reached up to 23 feet in length, have become extinct according to a recent paper published in the journal Science of...

Luoyang: Ancient China’s Cradle of Civilization

One of my Chinese friends in Germany exclaimed enthusiastically: "The old imperial city of Luoyang, with her peonies and poetry from the Tang Dynasty,...

Chinese Idioms and Their Stories: ‘Battle at the River Front’

During 5,000 years of traditional Chinese culture, the Chinese idiom has been a shining pearl in the treasure of the Chinese language. It is...

Zhang Kechun’s Photo Series: The Yellow River

In 2010, Chinese photographer Zhang Kechun set off on his fold-up bicycle to spend two years photographing the Yellow River in China. Zhang would...

Dream or Nightmare? Landscapes in Transition on the Yellow River Basin

Photographer Ian Teh shares some of his haunting images of the Yellow River, showing how it's been affected by China's economic development.

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