Category Archives: Chinese holidays

Mid-Autumn Festival Celebrations

The Mid-Autumn Festival is an occasion for family reunion. When the full moon rises, families get together to watch the full moon, eat moon cakes, and sing moon poems. With all these things together, the legend, the family, the full moon and the poems, one can’t help thinking this is really a perfect world. That [...]

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Emperor Wu of Han

Emperor Wu of Han (156 BC – 87BC), personal name Liu Che, was the sixth emperor of China emperor of the Chinese Han Dynasty, ruling from 141 BC to 87 BC. A military campaigner, Han China reached its greatest expansion under his reign, spanning from Kyrgyzstan in the west, Northern Korea in the Northeast, to [...]

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Zhu Xi

Zhu Xi (1130-1200) was a Song Dynasty (960-1279) Confucian scholar who became one of the most significant Neo-Confucians in China. He taught at the famous White Deer Grotto Academy for some time. During the Song Dynasty, Zhu Xi’s teachings were considered to the orthodoxy. Zhu Xi and his fellow scholars added two additional Chinese classic [...]

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