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The Magical ‘Scanning Mirror’ Cured Illnesses

In ancient times, there were stories of a “scanning mirror” that could see inside the body and heal people. In today’s modern society, there are several different types of medical scanning devices that are able to look at the body, including:  MRI – An instrument that uses strong magnetic fields to produce images.  CT – A ...

Helen London

Ultrasound equipment on display.

Zhang Heng’s Famous Chinese Inventions

Zhang Heng (A.D. 78-139) was a Chinese astronomer, mathematician, inventor, geographer, cartographer, artist, poet, statesman, and literary scholar from Nanyang, Henan Province, China. He is noted for many ancient Chinese inventions. He was well-versed in the fields of mechanics and gears, and applied his extensive knowledge in several of his ancient Chinese inventions, such as the world’s first water-powered armillary ...

Max Lu

A drawing of Zhang Heng, the Chinese astronomer, mathematician, seismologist, hydraulic engineer, inventor, geographer, cartographer, ethnographer, artist, poet, philosopher, politician, and literary scholar who lived during the Han Dynasty.

Chinese Hairstyles Through the Ages: From Classical to Exquisite

The Ancient Chinese had a very specific image of “classic beauty.” Chinese traditional beauty was often defined as having delicate skin, small eyes and ears, thin eyebrows, long fingers, a pale face, a little round mouth, and soft palms. With regard to Chinese hairstyles, Confucian values mandated that hair be kept long since it was ...

Emma Lu

Tang Dynasty women.

History of Traditional Chinese Hair Accessories

Women in various cultures and countries adhere to certain habits and norms as far as clothing and hairstyle are concerned. Traditionally in China, people wore clothes and accessories to reflect their positions in society, and women adhered to customs for hairstyles and the wearing of Chinese hair accessories. However, over the ages, these styles developed ...

Emma Lu

Chinese woman dressed in traditional Han fu clothing with an elaborate golden headdress.

10 Popular Ancient Chinese Garments

In China, ancient Chinese garments were more than just a means to cover people’s bodies. They deemed clothing as an embodiment of culture and prestige symbols. Clothing in ancient China reflected the social status of the wearer. So there was a huge difference between the attire worn by the wealthy and peasants. In general, peasants ...

Emma Lu

Qing Dynasty imperial clothing.

The Most Frightening Thing Is When People Aren’t Afraid of Anything

Before the Chinese Communist Party usurped power in 1949, the Chinese were a very righteous and moral people. In a revered and sacred way, they were afraid of the ways of God and Heaven. They knew that to defy Heaven brought misfortune and bad luck, and listening to Heaven brought prosperity. Confucius said: “A gentleman ...

Emma Lu

Purple grapes.

Celestial Protection During a Deadly Plague

Since ancient times, when traditional values and morals have extensively degenerated and collapsed, a deadly plague would invariably strike out across the land. As a result, whenever this happens in any part of the world, many people become ill and perish. It is therefore not surprising that humans are frightened of deadly plagues. What is ...

Michael Segarty

A messenger from Heaven.

Divine Intervention for a Humble Doctor

In ancient China, there was a doctor with the last name of Hao. Dr. Hao had superb medical skills and was humble. He was very popular and well-respected. One day, he saved the life of a patient from a family 30 miles away. As he walked home, the sun went down and the way was ...

Emma Lu

An ocean sunset along the coast.

Compensation or Retribution for Good and Evil Deeds

More and more of the world’s people believe in atheism and evolution. They deny that “you reap what you sow,” and they deny that hell exists. They are deceiving their own selves and others. The existence of God and Buddhas is real and retribution for doing evil deeds as well as compensation and justice for doing ...

Michael Segarty

The Goddess of Justice.

Li Hui Settled Disputes With Wisdom and Integrity

Li Hui, a local official in the Northern Wei Dynasty, paid great attention to the fairness and correctness of verdicts and settling disputes with fairness and integrity. Two short stories about how Li Hui resolved disputes Ruling on the case of two swallows fighting over a nest One day, Li Hui was in the Yongzhou Prefecture ...

Helen London

A path through the woods in autumn.