Day: May 9, 2022

Who Was Xuan Zang And What Did He Do?-Hiuen Tsang

Xuanzang was an advanced Chinese scholar, a monk who took a 17-year pilgrimage to India and later did a memoir about his travels. His translation works have inspired books and motion pictures. Who was Xuanzang (Xuanzang history) When was Xuanzang born? Xuanzang was born in the year 602 CE...

What Does It Mean To Kowtow?-Chinese Prostration

Chinese culture is one of the richest in the world, and the Chinese have had, for a long time, very elaborate ways of showing their respect or reverence to people held in high regard. There are many ways to express respect in China such as slight bows and soft...

Who Was Emperor Qianlong?-Longest Living Emperor China

If you know Chinese history, you will likely know of the Qing Dynasty and various rulers that were part of its 268-year history. In particular, two monarchs are the most notable figures of its era and set the course of Qing history and modern China: Emperor Kangxi (whose reign...