About 3,000 years ago, there was a superpower called Shang (商, meaning commerce), which was ruled by corporate merchants. The profit-driven Shang was in constant wars against other states who dared not to submit to its military & economic powers. During the final stage of the Shang Dynasty, it kept cracking down on the dissident states in the west, while […]» Read more
There are 10 great books on the art of war in Chinese history: The Art of War (孙子兵法); Sun Bin’s Art of War (孙膑兵法); Wuzi (吴子); Six Secret Strategies (六韬); Wei Liaozi (尉缭子); The Strategies of the Sima (司马法); Plant Taibai’s (Venus) Secret Strategies (太白阴经); Tiger Seal’s Military Strategies (虎钤经)y; Jixiao’s New Book (纪效新书); Military Traning (练兵实纪).» Read more
Attributes of Tiger in Fengshui –
Five Agents: Wood in Jungle
Along the River During the Qingming Festival (清明上河图) is one of the most acclaimed classic Chinese masterpieces created by Zhang Zeduan (张择端, 108-1145). It is a 5-metre long painting that illustrates a panoramic street scene of the Chinese capital Bianliang (汴梁) in the 11th century, located in today’s Kaifeng, Henan. This section of the painting shows restaurant staff loading cooked […]» Read more
In China’s Henan Province, there is a small village located on the top of a cliff 1,700m from sea level, and the only linkage to the outside was a set of steps built into the cliff face. Many villagers, the women and the frail ones, never got a chance to see the world beyond their hilltop village in their entire […]» Read more
On October 1, 2021, The People’s Republic of China’s 72th National Day, a special Chinese TV program was aired, looking back on China’s past, looking at China’s present and looking forward to China’s future. Below are the program on Youtube and some highlights. China Power A tradition and a culture that have nurtured a great number of people in China […]» Read more
The Kingdom of Women (女儿国) is a chapter in the classic Chinese fantasy novel Flowers in the Mirror (镜花缘) by Li Ruzhen (李汝珍). The novel was published in the early 19th century. A World in the Mirror The story is set in the prosperous era of Tang Dynasty during woman emperor Wu Zetian’s reign. A disgruntled scholar Tang Ao in […]» Read more
This arm protection brocade was unearthed in 1995 from a tomb in Xinjiang Province dating back to the East Han (25–220). It has eight Chinese characters embroidered on it, which read as follows: 五星出東方利中國 (It will be a good time for China when five stars congregate in the east) Interestingly, the first name of the archaeologist who discovered the “five […]» Read more
Sunken courtyard dwellings are commonly seen along the Yellow River in Shaanxi, Shanxi and Henan provinces in northern China where the soil is super compact, almost like concrete. Though built with yellow earth, they are green buildings.» Read more
There was no donkey in this mountain until a boat shipped one from afar across the waterway to the region. A tiger from the mountain spotted the donkey and tried to communicate with the guest, but the donkey only traded with a loud and aggressive shriek. The tiger was shocked and dodged aside. After a while, the tiger tentatively returned […]» Read more
During a wild storm that occurred once in a century, seven gangsters took refuge in a rundown temple. But the thunder rumbled violently, sending fireballs to bombard the building.» Read more
All men and women, who respect others as human beings with the right to live and to live a better life as much as they do, are brothers and sisters.
All those, who believe they are chosen and above others and should come first and can enslave others, are enemies of mankind.