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The Legend of Luoshen

The Legend of Luoshen A long long ago. there was a best-known legend about Luoshen nearby the Luo River. Luoshen was the Great Deity-Fuxi`s daughter. She was descend to the world for her infatuated with the beauteous scenery of the Luo Riv...

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Chinese National Identity and Origin

We are the world`s largest population. We descend from Yan Di and Huang Di . the two mythical kings or chieftains who had ruled the land 4400 years ago. Among our 56 ethnic groups. the Han people stand out to make up 93.3% of the most rece...

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The Nymph Of The River Luo (Luo Shen)

Luo Shen is mythical figure of ancient China. She became popularly known because of a poem. Ode to the Nymph of the River Luo (Luo Shen Fu). composed by Cao Zhi of the Three Kingdom period. It is said that she was Mifei. the daughter of Em...

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Wang Zhaojun: One of the Four Greatest Beauties

In the popular mind Wang Zhaojun has always been a tragic figure: a Han dynasty court lady married off to a Chanyu (Khan) of the Xiongnu (Huns) who left her home and died in the far north. Perhaps this is because in history a number of suc...

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Princess Wencheng

Some 1300 years ago. Princess Wencheng of the Tang Dynasty (618-907) left Chang`an (present-day Xi`an in Shanxi Province) to marry Songtsan gambo. king of the Tubo kingdom. which was located about 3000 km to the west. This pioneered amicab...

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Chinese Philosophies

The age of Confucius is often described as the period of the ``hundred schools`` of thought in ancient China. Of course. the designation of a ``hundred schools`` did not come about on the basis of an exact count of competing schools but ra...

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Chinese Philosophies

The Chinese word tao (pronounced ``dao``) means a way or a path. Confucians used the term tao to speak of the way human beings ought to behave in society. In other words. tao. for them. was an ethical or moral way. From the point of view o...

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Laozi

Some people believe that only one man. Lao-tzu. wrote the most translated work in all the literature of China. the `Laozi` (also called `Dao De Jing`). The book is the earliest document in the history of Taoism (``the Way``). one of the ma...

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Chinese Philosophies

Chinese Philosophies Religions --- Menicius Mengzi The `Mengzi`. meaning ``Master Meng.`` was written by the philosopher Mencius (a Latinized form of the name Mengzi) in 4th century BC. The work earned for its author the title of ``second...

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Zuo's Commentary on Spring and Autumn Annals

Zuo Zhuan (Zuo`s Commentary on Spring and Autumn Annals) is a famous historical book recording the history of the Spring and Autumn Period (770-476BC). and is one of the three commentaries to the book of Chunqiu (Spring and Autumn Annals)....

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