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Find out how a passage from Cao Pi inspired the saying "to draw cakes to allay hunger" (To comfort oneself with illusions).

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This Chinese idiom advises people not to give up halfway through or leave something unfinished.

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"Shou Zhu Dai Tu" means, "Sitting by a stump, waiting for a careless rabbit to hit the stump." Originally, it referred to the routineer in an ironic way. Later, the metaphor came to mean one does not take the initiative to work hard and wants to get a windfall.

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Where does the term "Tui Qiao" (literally to "Push and knock") come from?

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By chance, Jia Dao meets a scholar who convinces him to aspire to a bureaucratic position.

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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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Learn about the Chinese naming system and some of the issues concerning names that are being encountered today.

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Learn about the Chinese naming system: there's a method to the madness!

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The Chinese naming system is very complex. It follows precise rules, stating the differences between a person's last name, given name and courtesy name. In particular, the difference between the last two is strictly connected with the rituals that used to bring a child from childhood into adulthood in ancient China.

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Chinese last names worked in a different way in the past than they do now. Chinese children used to get their mother's last name. That is because Chinese ancient society was matriarchal and divided into clans.

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Through a detailed report of the Zhou Dynasty's history, we discover how the Chinese last name system worked and what has changed over the years and become today's practice.

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This interesting discussion on the origins of Chinese last names and clan names shows how the tradition has evolved from the matriarchal to the patriarchal practice.

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This interesting discussion on the origins of Chinese last names and clan names shows how the tradition has evolved from the matriarchal to the patriarchal practice.

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This interesting discussion on the origins of Chinese last names and clan names shows how the tradition has evolved from the matriarchal to the patriarchal practice. This segment explores a few common family names- their origins, whether they were last or clan names, etc.

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This interesting discussion on the origins of Chinese last names and clan names shows how the tradition has evolved from the matriarchal to the patriarchal practice. This segment looks into the selection of Chinese names. How can one find a good name with strong virtue?

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This interesting discussion on the origins of Chinese last names and clan names shows how the tradition has evolved from the matriarchal to the patriarchal practice. This segment continues to explore Chinese names with specific attention on Jia Bao Yu, a character in the Hong Lou Meng movie.

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Master Tang Han explains the importance of character meaning as well as character tone when giving names and how to revise a problematic name.

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Master Tang explains the significance of the name. How does the name of a business determine its destiny?

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Master Tang further explains how the name of an enterprise embodies its guiding principles and how our names must not be taken lightly.

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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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