Cao Cao: A Ruler with Great Tolerance and Acceptance
The Three Kingdoms period (A.D. 220-280) was a turbulent era in China’s history, with colourful historical figures who jointly personified the notions of fidelity and righteousness in Chinese culture. Among the most prominent characters were Liu Bei, Zhuge Liang, and Guan Yu from the state of Shu; Zhou Yu from the state of Wu; and… (0 comment)

A Gentleman’s Friendship is as Plain as Water
During the Warring States period (475-221 BC), Zhuang Zi said: “A gentleman’s friendship is as plain as water. Friendship among inferiors is as sweet as wine.” Water is colourless and has no taste. It is soft and clear. In ancient China it is recommended that, among gentlemen, one gives priority to righteousness in maintaining friendship,… (0 comment)

King Wen of Chu Receives Caning Punishment
King Wen succeeded his father King Wu of the state of Chu in 689 BC during the Spring and Autumn period of China. King Wu had been reigning for 51 years, so when King Wen succeeded to the throne, he was already in his middle age. From his youth, King Wen received a very strict… (0 comment)

Daoist Liu An Accidentally Invented Tofu
Liu An, the King of Huainan (in today’s Anhui provinces) lived in the Western Han Dynasty. He was keen on practicing Daoism through which he accidentally invented Tofu more than 2,100 years ago. Liu An spent a fortune to host many talented people to discuss how to attain sainthood and the Dao, to write books… (0 comment)

US Officials Back Effort to Bring Shen Yun to Hong Kong
Serving and former United States government officials have expressed their support for a campaign to bring to Hong Kong a New York-based classical Chinese dance performance that the Chinese regime has thus far opposed and made multiple attempts to sabotage.   In early November 2016, the Hong Kong branch of New Tang Dynasty Television (NTD),… (0 comment)

What Do the Chinese Say About the Rooster?
The 2017 Chinese New Year arrives on Jan. 28, beginning the Year of the Rooster, ending on Feb. 15, 2018. Each year is represented in the Chinese zodiac as one of twelve animal signs. According to the five elements theory in Chinese cosmology—metal, wood, water, fire, and earth, which symbolize the universe’s cyclic energies that… (0 comment)