100,000-Year-Old Xuchang Men

On 17 December 2007 at Lingjin (灵井) of Xuchang (许昌) in central China’s Henan Provence (河南), Chinese archaeologists unearthed sixteen pieces of fossil bones that can be assembled into an almost complete human skull belonging to a man (or a Homo sapiens as so defined by the “modern” archeologists), who lived during the Paleolithic period about 80,000 to 100,000 years […]

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Three I Chings

I Ching (Yi Jing 易经) is the very foundation of Daoism and Chinese culture. But I Ching that we normally refer to is just one-third of all I Ching that was created by the ancient Chinese. This one-third of I Ching we know today is actually called “Zhou Yi (Change in Heaven 周易)”, meaning: “the I Ching compiled during the […]

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Yellow Emperor’s Classical Medicine

There are four classical works in Chinese medicine: Yellow Emperor’s Classical Medicine, Treatise on Febrile Diseases, Synopsis of Golden Chamber and Doctrine for Seasonal Febrile Diseases. Among the four, Yellow Emperor’s Classical Medicine, initially compiled during the Warring State period, is the earliest and most influential in the Chinese Medicine field, which systematically formulated the doctrine of Chinese medicine.

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Trams In Shanghai

A tram in Shanghai during the 1920s. Early Days Of Shanghai Tram Once upon a time, there was a popular nursery song in Shanghai: There is an old uncle aged eighty plus eight, who took Tram Route 8 to Eight Immortals Bridge, bought eight bowls of Eight Treasures rice, which cost him eight yuans plus eighty-eight fens. 有个老伯伯年纪八十八,乘了八路电车到八仙桥,买了八碗八宝饭,一共用脱八块八角八。 Old uncle […]

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Bronze Men of Acupuncture

Acupuncture was first invented by Chinese thousands of years ago, and whoever studies acupuncture must have learned the legend about China’s “Bronze Men of Acupuncture” (针灸铜人). Bronze Men of the Song Dynasty – for Acupuncture Exam Bronze Men are statues made of bronze in life-size. They were created in the Song Dynasty and then kidnapped by Jin tribesmen invaded China […]

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