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Poetic Blooms

Chinese writers from Confucius to Eileen Chang on flowers and their meanings

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Choice Chengyu: Speaking of the Hair and Now

Ancient idioms about hair

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Choice Chengyu: Royal Rumble

Idioms about royalty from China’s imperial past

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Choice Chengyu: Pearl of Wisdom

Proverbs and idioms about one of China’s favorite jewels

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Choice Chengyu: Happy ‘Niu’ Year!

Cattle-related idioms for the Year of the Ox

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Choice Chengyu: Speaking of Home

Idioms about homesickness before the Chinese New Year

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Choice Chengyu: Idioms for a New Year

Sayings about years and the passage of time

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Good Vibes

On the origin of “positive energy,” the propaganda catchphrase that has taken on a life of its own

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Wild Child

Chinese terms for naughty children

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