IDIOMS

Booklovers in Ancient Times

Stories and idioms about seven people who overcame challenging obstacles to read

HISTORICAL FIGURES

Rediscovering Zhang Qian

How a low-ranking Han dynasty courtier came to be known as the founder of the Silk Road

BOOKS

Empire of Silver

Jin Xu's new book puts silver at the center of dynastic fortunes throughout Chinese history

IDIOMS

Choice Chengyu: Speaking of the Hair and Now

Ancient idioms about hair

HISTORICAL FIGURES

Royal Rejects: Chinese Who Said No to the Crown

Seven Chinese historical figures who gave up their royal status

HISTORICAL FIGURES

The Great Educator

The chancellor who inspired a generation of Chinese students with his commitment to academic freedom

TRADITIONAL CULTURE

On the Character: 吃

A versatile character to suit any palate

HISTORY

Hidden History

From the dark side of sage kings to the real age of paper, these archeological troves offered a different perspective on ancient China

ARTS

Gallery: The Historic Turn

Beijing Inside-Out Art Museum’s exhibition challenges the creative boundaries of memory and history

TRADITIONAL CULTURE

On the Character: 卫

A character that will never let down its guard

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