CHINESE CHARACTERS

On the Character: 野

The history and development of a Chinese character that is far-seeing and untamed

ANCIENT HISTORY

Bathing in Ancient Times

From soap made from ground jade to extravagant public bathhouses, learn the ingenious methods ancient Chinese used to stay clean

ANCIENT HISTORY

Ancient China's Most Famous Detectives

Who were the ancient Chinese equivalents of Sherlock Holmes?

ANCIENT HISTORY

Rags to Ruler

Five Chinese emperors who rose from humble beginnings

ANCIENT HISTORY

Fields of Gold

Tomb of a “deposed emperor” in Jiangxi provides new clues to the history of the Han dynasty

IDIOMS

Imperial Chengyu

The emperor that started China’s western exploration was also the inspiration for many proverbs

HISTORY, TRADITIONAL CULTURE

Brothers in Arms (Part Two)

Not all brothers are either harmonious or at each other like hammer and tongs—take these ancient tales, for example

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