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Water Margin (Shuǐhǔ zhuán水浒传)– Translations and Secondary Sources|Shuǐhǔ zhuán水浒传

Written by Shi Nai’an 施耐庵 , although his (sole) authorship is topic of scholarly debate. Also known as Story of the Marches, Outlaws of the Water Margin, or All Men are Brothers. Summary Set in the Song dynasty, Water Margin tells the story of a group of outlaws who gather at Mount Liang and are eventually sent out by the […]

by · 27 June, 2013 · 0 comments · Literature

Romance of the Three Kingdoms (Sānguó Yǎnyì 三国演义)– Translations & Secondary Sources|Sānguó Yǎnyì三国演义

Summary The Romance of the Three Kingdoms is a historical fiction (based on “real” characters and events) of epic proportions written in the fourteenth century. It narrates events occurring in the second century ce when China was divided into three competing kingdoms. Main characters include Liu Bei, a descendant for the Han nobility, his archenemy Cao Cao, a ruthless but […]

by · 20 June, 2013 · 0 comments · Literature

Journey to the West (Xī Yóu Jì西游记)– Translations & Secondary Sources|Xī Yóu Jì西游记

Summary Loosely based on historical records, Journey of the West tells the story of the Buddhist monk Xuanzang who travels West toward India to find a set of sacred texts. On his journey he is accompanied by a varied group of characters: the mischievous monkey Sun Wukong, the pig Zhu Bajie, and the monk Sha Wujing. Translations Wu Cheng’en. (1958). […]

by · 13 June, 2013 · 0 comments · Literature

Dream of the Red Chamber (Hóng Lóu Mèng 红楼梦/石头记)– Translations and Secondary Sources|Hóng Lóu Mèng 红楼梦/石头记

Also known as Dream of Red Mansion or Story of the Stone. The first 80 chapters are attributed to Cao Xueqin, but after Cao’s death, publisher Gao’ E is said to have added the last 40 chapters. The story is supposedly semi-autobiographical. Due to its length and language usage, it is considered a very difficult novel to translate. The story […]

by · 5 June, 2013 · 0 comments · Literature
Beijing Ditan Temple Fair (Chinese New Year)|北京地坛春节文化庙会

Beijing Ditan Temple Fair (Chinese New Year)|北京地坛春节文化庙会

Ditan Park Entrance. The south gate of Ditan park in Beijing is decorated and flanked by guards for the Chinese new year temple fair.   The Central Road. The temple fairs in China have no capacity limits or ordnance, so the centers can end up being wall-to-wall people, without any particular rules about right-of-way.   Child with Drums. Large drums […]

Happy Chinese New Year and Gōngxǐ Fācái

by Frank YU The Spring Festival is China’s biggest holiday, beloved of the Chinese people. It is a day for reunion and blessing, and a time to wish one another prosperity and good fortune—which makes New Year’s proverbs especially appropriate for this issue on small businesses. The date of Chinese New Year (also known as the Spring Festival) is determined […]

by · 28 January, 2013 · Comments are Disabled · Learn Chinese, Proverbs

Study Questions and Vocabulary: Atheism

Go back to the main article. Character Pinyin English 无神论 wúshénlùn atheism (N) 宗教 zōngjiào religion (N) 中国共产党 zhōngguó gòngchǎndǎng Chinese Communist Party (PN) 儒学 rúxué Confucianism (PN) 佛教 fójiào Buddhism (PN) 崇拜 chóngbài to worship (V) 非宗教 fēizōngjiào secular (Adj.) 社会达尔文主义 shèhuì dá’ěrwén zhǔyì Social Darwinism (PN) 民族主义 mínzúzhǔyì nationalism(N) 社会主义 shèhuìzhǔyì socialism (N) 共产主义 gòngchǎnzhǔyì communism (N) 知识分子 […]

Study Questions and Vocabulary: Cantonese

Go back to the main article. Vocabulary Character Pinyin English 粤话 Yuèhuà Cantonese language (PN) 普通话 Pǔtōnghuà Mandarin language (PN) 广州 Guǎngzhōu Guangzhou (PN) 广东 Guǎngdōng Guangdong Province (PN) 香港 Xiānggǎng Hong Kong (PN) 澳门 Àomén Macao (PN) 广西壮族自治区 Guǎngxī Zhuàngzú Zìzhìqū Guangxi Zhuang Autonomous Region (PN) 语言 yǔyán language (N) 方言 fāngyán dialect (N) 唐人街 Tángrén Jiē China Town […]

Study Questions and Vocabulary: Acupuncture

Go back to the main article. Vocabulary Character Pinyin English 针刺疗法 zhēncìliáofǎ acupuncture (N) 针 zhēn needle (N) 中药 zhōngyào (traditional) Chinese medicine(PN) 黄帝内经 Huángdìnèijīng Canon of Medicine (PN) 气 qì life energy (N) 经络 jīngluò energy channels (N) 阴 yīn yin (N) 阳 yáng yang (N) 医院 yīyuàn hospital (N) 艾灸 àijiǔ moxibustion (N) 西药 xīyào Western medicine (PN) […]

Cinema Images

Images from Chinese cinema.

by · 6 December, 2012 · 0 comments · Images, Multimedia