Selected Classic Chinese Quotations

A quotation from Mencius Laws without compassion cannot build a good society; compassion without laws cannot make a good government. In other words, laws without compassion will not unite people; compassion without laws can lead to injustice. A Quotation from The Book of Rites The Book of Rites (礼记), compiled since the Warring States era 2,500 years ago, is a collection […]

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People Who Communicate with Hidden Forces

In the mountainous west Hunan Province in China’s southern inland region, there are many remote villages where the mysterious practice to communicate with hidden forces is still very much part of the daily reality. A family in the village. COMMENTS FROM MINDS.COM Eric Hmmmmm…. that is fascinating. Are they forces of evil? 😨😭 All Things Chinese Pure “evil” forces are rare […]

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Classical Chinese Dance

This is the Chinese character “舞”, meaning DANCE. The origin of the Chinese dance has its root in the ancient rituals that were designed to communicate with the forces in the universe. Later, it also became a popular form of entertainment. Below is a brief introduction of common classic Chinese dances. Drum Dance This is a brick carving image of […]

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Chinese Cakes

Chinese Rice & Flour Cakes Sticky-rice cakes coloured with vegetable juice and filled with red bean paste, traditional southern-style cake for breakfast or snake. The green cakes are also conventionally served during the tomb-sweeping festival on April 5. Sticky-rice cakes mingled with nuts and dry fruits, traditional southern-style cake for breakfast or snack. Cantonese-style breakfast cakes The new invention of […]

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Eight Daoist Immortals

Eight Daoist immortals – ink painting by a contemporary Chinese artistHistorically, the Eight Immortals could refer to 8 different Daoists, and it was until the Ming Dynasty, the general consensus has been reached based on Wu Yuantai’s “Journey to the East, the Source of the Eight Immortals Legend (八仙出处东游记)”. Since then, the following eight historical figures are commonly known as […]

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