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Mysterious Chinese Characters : Yao

The character 藥(yào) in Chinese refers to a medicine or drug. According to mythology, Shénnóng the “divine farmer”, sampled hundreds of herbs  to test their medicinal value. After this, herbs 草(căo) were thought able to […]

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Mysteries of Chinese Characters (1): Introduction

Cang Jie invented the characters, thereby millet grains fell down from heaven and the evil spirits cried in the night. This is how Chinese have passed down the legendary tale of the invention of the […]

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The Story of Chinese Characters

Of all the cultural heritages and legacies that have evolved in the world, none is more significant than the human language. Of all the existing languages, none is equal, in terms of longevity, to the […]

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The Mysterious Origin of The Jade Discs

In ancient China, dating back to at least 5,000 BC, large stone discs were placed on the bodies of Chinese aristocrats. Their original function still eludes scientists, as does the way in which they were […]

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Eight Treasures Tea: An Elixir from Ancient China

Herbal remedies have been used in China for millennia with each dynasty classifying and documenting new treatments as they were discovered. Shennong meaning “Divine Farmer,” lived some 5,000 years ago and taught the ancient Chinese […]