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Many people are aware of the Western philosopher, Voltaire, but behind his famous quotes are the genius of a great Chinese thinker.

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China is now an economic superpower, setting off a "Chinese Fever" that is now spreading all over the world.

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It is becoming an increasing trend for schools to offer Chinese programs. Why are so many people turning to Chinese?

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The growing strength of China as an economic superpower is both a source of awe and concern for other countries.

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Professor Cecilia Lindqvist sets out to understand Chinese people through Chinese characters.

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During the Ming Dynasty, the Chinese made the voyage across the Western Pacific. But, why was the feat not acknowledged in history?

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The quest to discover Asia did not stop with Columbus. What has drawn other countries to China?

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The popularity of Christianity came to a peak during Matteo Ricci's time in China, but after his death, the Qing Dynasty vehemently opposed its practice in China.

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Zamenhof had a plan to create a world language, an ambitious plan thwarted by the innate quality of language itself.

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In 1870, Horace Carpentier hired a loyal servant from China named Dean Lung who would eventually come to teach him a lesson in loyalty and devotion rooted in Chinese culture.

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Dean Lung, believing more people should understand China, made a great contribution to Columbia University.

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Designing a new font is extremely difficult, especially since there are thousands of characters in the Chinese language.

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Innovation of a writing system occurs by creating a better version of what already exists, which is always related to one's national heritage.

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Ever wonder what the origins of the Qingming Festival are? This video explains the stories and significance of the traditional holiday and the many ways it is celebrated.

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Qingming Festival is an opportunity for celebrants to remember and honor their ancestors or loved ones at their graves.

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Shui Jiao, which today simply means "to sleep," actually had a much deeper meaning in ancient times. After all, sleeping also includes dreaming, which can have a powerful effect on our minds, even leading to great discoveries!

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The importance of sleep and meditation is analyzed, citing a proverb from Zeng Guofan, a famous military general and scholar.

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Have you ever woken up feeling as if you hadn't slept at all? It may be because you're lacking in deep sleep. But no worries- this video will teach you how to sleep soundly. All you have to do is shave off your hair and take a vow of silence!

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An intriguing explanation of the Daoist concept of souls and how they're secretly working while we sleep to digest food, reinvigorate sexual energy and make us move subconsciously.

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How does sleep help our bodies restore energy? The answer, according to this man, lies not with biology but with physics. Apparently, it has something to do with oscillating planets.

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Confused as to why Chinese New Year falls on a different day every year? This helpful video explains the basics of China's lunar calendar, which dictates the dates of many traditional holidays in China.

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