China, Editor's Pick

The Tale of Wang Gongchen: The Honest Scholar of the Song Dynasty

In the annals of history, countless examples of individuals have risen from humble beginnings to achieve great things. One such person is Wang Gongchen, a scholar from the Song Dynasty whose story of honesty and integrity continues to inspire even today.  Wang Gongchen’s early life Born into a poor family, Wang Gongchen lost his father ...

Max Lu

Dwelling in the Fuchun Mountains, by the Yuan Dynasty painter Huang Guangwang (1269 - 1354)., Yuan Dynasty (1279-1368), ink on paper hand scroll.

Yanzi: A Statesman Who Used Wisdom to Resolve Difficult Situations (Part 2)

As discussed in Part 1, Yanzi was a famous statesman, philosopher, and diplomat of Qi during China’s Spring and Autumn Period. He is known for his great wisdom in handling complex and seemingly impossible situations.  Providing for those who are suffering A person’s good words and deeds are worthy of praise and encourage others to ...

Tatiana Denning

Two turtles representing wisdom.

Remembering the Tragic Events of July 20, 1999, in China

On July 20, 1999, a day of terror for many in China that would change their lives forever. For many, their most basic human rights were taken away, and the right to practice peaceful meditation and gentle exercises and to believe in Heaven and gods was taken away. The Chinese Communist Party (CCP) banned the ...

Trisha Haddock

The Tian Guo Marching Band outside the Victorian State Library in Melbourne.

Liang Shiqiu: The Chinese Philosopher and Linguist Who Saw Through the Agenda of the Chinese Communist Party

Liang Shiqiu, a brilliant Chinese academic and patriot, had early premonitions and deep insights into the true nature and machinations of the Chinese Communist Party. For voicing these insights and concerns, he was targeted and severely criticized by the Chinese Communist Party Chairman Mao Zedong. As soon as the Chinese Communist Party (CCP) seized power ...

Michael Segarty

Liang Shiqiu with his wife Cheng Jishu.

Qian Mu: Guardian of Chinese Tradition in the Shadow of Communism (Part 2)

In 1966, when Chairman Mao Zedong initiated the Cultural Revolution, China’s traditional culture faced an unprecedented crisis, with universities, middle schools, and primary schools in mainland China grinding to a halt. According to Hu Meiqi, the wife of the esteemed historian Qian Mu, he paced through the house night and day, silent, for one to ...

Mikel Davis

Old photo of Chinese historian, Qian Mu, dressed in scholarly robes.