Month: March 2022

What Are The Four Pillars Of Destiny? (Ba-Zi)

In Chinese astrology, your fate is largely determined by the year, month, day, and hour of your birth. Ba and Zi are the characters used to describe your fate – that is your year, month, day, and hour of birth – and they translate to ‘The Four Pillars of Destiny’....

Who Are Bing Dwen Dwen And Shuey Rhon Rhon?

You probably love the Olympics as much as I do, though we love it for different reasons. I enjoy seeing the aspects of culture presented in the host country’s opening and closing ceremonies, and that was showcased in the recent Winter Olympics through the cute mascots, Shuen Rhon Rhon...

What Are Traditional Chinese Shoes?

Did you know that the word for shoes in Chinese is similar to the word for Bad luck, but that did not stop the Chinese from making comfortable cloth shoes? So, for as much as you will stand on your shoes and wear them out if you are wearing...

Interesting Facts About The Four Treasures Of The Study

In ancient China and East Asia in general, the intellectual classes of society were literate, so their essential tools were inkstones, paper, ink, and writing brushes. These tools were eventually termed as wenfang sibao, or ‘Four Treasures of the Study’, which is a name that came up sometime around...

Endangered Animals Giant Panda Information-Chinese National Treasures

The giant panda is one of the unique animals available in China. This animal resides in mountain ranges in the country. Most people around the world consider the giant panda a living fossil. Here is a fun fact. Did you know that the giant panda communicates through spraying urine...

Hakka People: An Intriguing Ethnicity Worth Discovering

The Hakka, who are also referred to as Hakka Chinese or the Hakka Han, is a subgroup of the Han Chinese. They have a reputation as the ‘Jews of China’ because they were largely isolated and developed their foods, customs, and language, as well as going through multiple discrimination...

What Is A Chinese Hanfu? (Beautiful Clothes)

Many young people in China have embraced this traditional outfit as a form of cultural expression. The hanfu is a fashion trend gaining popularity in China and surrounding countries. China is famous for preserving its traditions over the years and is proud of its culture. Reports reveal that more...

Who Is Mozi And Why Is It Important?-Mo Di

Chinese history goes for thousands of years and has produced numerous great thinkers along the way. Mozi was among these great thinkers, and his philosophies have shaped the thinking of hundreds of Chinese scholars even beyond his death. We will look at his life, what inspired him, and interesting...

What Is Moxibustion In Chinese Medicine?-You Can Consider Trying

Thanks to the thousands of years Chinese societies have existed, various medical techniques have come up in their history – many of which you be unfamiliar with. Moxibustion is among them, and we will investigate its origins, as well as its treatment process, and whether it is compatible with...

Pailou – Paifang Meaning And Symbolism

From unique ancient buildings that were erected during ancient times  to modern skyscrapers that are currently an attraction in modern China, Chinese architecture is seen to have mythological, cosmological, and symbolic elements. One of the most intriguing architectural monuments, is the Pailou, which we will discuss extensively in this...