Fan Zhongyan – A Great Chinese Statesman and Poet

Fan Zhongyan (范仲淹, 989-1052), a Suzhou native, was a great statesman, philosopher, writer, educator, military strategist of the Song Dynasty. His most memorable statements include: Be the first to bear the burden for the world and the last to enjoy the fruit of collective achievement. I’d rather speak up for the truth and die than keep silent and live. He did not […]

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Wild Goose Qigong

The fundamental difference between Chinese kung fu/exercise and the rest in the world is the association with qi (info energy in yin-yang dual expressions, which are the invisible and intangible building blocks of all things in each of our universe). Three types of Chinese Kung Fu Among Chinese kung fu, there are roughly three kinds of practice according to the proportion between […]

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Liu Changchun, China’s First Olympian

This is not China’s 110 meter hurdler Liu Xiang (刘翔), an Olympic gold medalist and World Champion, but Liu Changchun (刘长春), China’s first Olympian, 74  years older than Xiu Xiang. China’s First Olympian Liu Changchun was born in 1909, two years before the Manchu Emperor was thrown out. However when he grew up, he once again lived under Manchu rule that was […]

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