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The Year Of The Fire Rooster

Chinese New Year, which begins on 28 January 2017 and ends on 15 February 2018, will stand under the sign of the fire...

Talk of Roosters in the Year of the Rooster

Roosters that crow for the dawn of day play a vital role in Chinese literature. Dating far back to over 3,000 years ago, there...

Tibet’s Secret Hidden Kingdom Exposed

It was a forbidden place and thus, irresistible. And so they came, Westerners intent on exploring Tibet and its elusive capital Lhasa. Few survived...

36 Characters [三十六个字]- with English Subtitles [英文字幕]

A useful video to show beginner Chinese learners how Chinese (photographical) characters originally came about. Enjoy.

The Final Test From The Shaolin Temple

Many have heard about the Shaolin Temples, but few know the details of Shaolin training. Shaolin monks were subjected to trials an average...

Imperial Self-reflection Brings the First Golden Age in Chinese History

Emperor Wen of Han - The emperor is seated and listens intently to his official Yuan Ang at Shanglin Garden. The Han dynasty, the...

Life Lesson: The Mistakes We Make Are Our Greatest Teachers

My first grade son would soon face exams (midterm) for the first time in his life. You could see a slight uneasiness in his...
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West meets East: Britain’s Will and Kate meet Bhutan’s royals

Britain's Prince William and wife Kate start their two-day visit in Bhutan by meeting the King and Queen of the Kingdom during an official...

Chinese story – Not Fully Cooked Iron Eggplant

A traditional Chinese story that teaches sacrifice and learning to think of others first. Also check out our Middle Land Youtube channel

Adventures of the Treasure Fleet: China Discovers the World

Many years ago, on the Swahili coast in Africa, an event happened that changed the lives of the local people, forever… In the horizon,...

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