Tag Archives: China

As U.S. Blames China for Coronavirus Pandemic, Rest of the World Asks for Help

Staff load medical materials bound for Italy at Zhejiang Provincial People’s Hospital in Hangzhou, east China’s Zhejiang Province, March 17, 2020. Photo: Xinhua/Zheng Mengyu via Getty Images   AS THE NUMBER of coronavirus infections spirals out of control, the U.S. … Continue reading

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Chinese Zodiac 2020: Year of the Rat

2020 is a year of the Rat, starting from January 25th, 2020 and lasting until February 11th, 2021. It will be a Metal Rat year. In 2021,a year of the Ox will follow. The Year of the Rat is the … Continue reading

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Zhuangzi Explained: Legendary Chinese Parables for freedom, spontaneity & joy

Zhuangzi was one of China’s greatest thinkers. His ancient parables are legendary, designed to free you from society’s damaging constraints and recover your natural spontaneity. Sounds great, but can Zhuangzi’s ancient stories help us find freedom in our modern, complex … Continue reading

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How Mengzi came up with something better than the Golden Rule – Aeon

Eric Schwitzgebel is professor of philosophy at the University of California, Riverside. He blogs at The Splintered Mind and is the author of Perplexities of Consciousness (2011) and A Theory of Jerks and Other Philosophical Misadventures (2019).     There’s … Continue reading

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Music Theory Between East and West: Opening Ceremony


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Corner Shops and Cathedrals Get Equal Attention in Zhifang Shi’s Travel Watercolors

Using a combination of watercolor and ink, , Zhifang Shi creates vignettes of the places he encounters in his worldwide travels. The Shanghai-based artist works en plein air, painting atop a portable palette to document storefronts, architectural features, boats, and … Continue reading

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This Musician Plays the Leaf

Great Big Story Published on 16 May 2019 Lou Wenjun is a musician whose instrument grows on trees. The self-proclaimed best leaf musician in China has been making beautiful music by blowing on leaves since he was a child. Keeping … Continue reading

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The Chinese myth of the immortal white snake – Shunan Teng

Dive into the world of Chinese folk tales with the myth of the white snake, a story of the demon Bai Su Zhen and her love, Xu Xian. — The talented herbalist Xu Xian had just started his own medicine … Continue reading

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Be humble — and other lessons from the philosophy of water

How do we find fulfillment in a world that’s constantly changing? Raymond Tang struggled with this question until he came across the ancient Chinese philosophy of the Tao Te Ching. In it, he found a passage comparing goodness to water, … Continue reading

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Chinese New Year: Unraveling the History of the Enchanting Festival – My Modern Met

How much do you know about Chinese New Year? Happy Chinese New Year! Every February, this enchanting holiday is honored by millions of people across the globe, making it one of the world’s most widespread celebrations. While there’s a chance … Continue reading

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