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Folktale: Cowherd and Weaving Girl

2014-12-30 15:21:32

The fairy tale of the Cowherd and the Weaving Girl is one of the four most famous folktales of ancient China.

Legends: Jiang Taigong Fishes

2014-12-30 15:20:04

The last ruler of the Shang dynasty (16th - 11th century BC) was a tyrannical and debauched slave owner who spent his days carousing with his favorite concubine Daji and mercilessly executing or punishing upright officials and all others who objected to his ways.

Legend of the White Snake

2014-12-30 15:08:04

The legend happened in the West Lake of Hangzhou. It is said that Madam White Snake met Xu Xian on the now "Broken Bridge" at the White Dike of the West Lake.

The mythic elements in Chinese architecture

2014-12-30 15:04:36

Concepts from feng shui geomancy and mythic elements of daoism are usually present in the construction and layout of Chinese architecture, from common residences to imperial and religious structures.

Legends: Jiang Taigong Fishes

2014-04-09 09:31:31

Jiang Shang had once served the Shang king and had come to hate him with all his heart. He was an expert in military affairs and hoped that someday someone would call on him to help overthrow the king.

How did ancient China protect the environment?

2014-12-30 14:45:08

During the annual political sessions, environmental protection was definitely among the biggest concerns.

Fengshui, an ancient art of placement

2014-12-30 14:41:38

Feng Shui is an ancient Chinese science originating from over 3000 years ago.

What is Feng Shui health?

2014-12-30 14:34:33

Feng Shui is the art of creating harmony by balancing the yin and yang energies, as noted in Chinese medicine.

How can TCM cure the flu?

2014-12-30 14:33:43

Be it SARS, bird flu or Influenza A (H1N1), all are caused virtually due to ravages of virus.

Who invented kite?

2014-12-30 14:18:34

Kite is not a kind of folk toy but a handicraft. It is made from slender slips of bamboo as the frame with thin paper plastered and a long thread to fly with.

The Magic of Qigong Therapy

2014-12-30 14:18:26

Qigong, or "exercising the Qi" -- the vital life force in one's body -- is considered to be a part of traditional Chinese medicine (TCM) in preventive and therapeutic health care.

Yin-Yang School

2014-12-30 14:01:11

Zou Yan is the representative of the Yin-Yang School, and the Records of Great Historian by Sima Qian had notes about him.

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