Selected Classic Chinese Poems

March to Frontier (从军行) Author: Wang Changling (王昌龄 698 – 757), a Tang Dynasty poet, statesman and army officer.   Snow mountains darkened by long clouds from Blue Sea, A lonely city in distance is Great Wall’s Jade Gate Pass. My golden armour worn out during combat in desertland, Yet I will not return home until Loulan is reclaimed. 青海长云暗雪山, 孤城遥望玉门关。 ​黄沙百战穿金甲, 不破楼兰终不还。 […]

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Water Margin Illustrations by Ming Dynasty Artist

Water Margin (水浒传), also known as Outlaws of the Marsh and All Men Are Brothers in English translation, is one of the greatest classic Chinese novels published during Ming Dynasty. The story was set in North Song dynasty in the 12th century, depicting a group of 108 outlaws who gathered on a mountain area against some corrupted officials and unjust […]

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 Nirvana in Fire (11): Theme Song

When the Wind Begins to Blow Lyrics: Haiyan (the author of the drama); Music: Meng Ke; Singer: Hu Ge (the actor playing the leading character Mei Changsu) (https://goo.gl/i8GstS)     变幻 风云几卷 Sudden change of life, storms are full of volume 乱世起惊澜 A troubled time, a terrifying wave 血仍殷 何人心念 Blood is still hot, memories are not lost 烈火清平愿 Justice for […]

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Nirvana in Fire (9): A True Identity Exposed

After returned to the capital, the emperor installed Prince Jing as new Crown Prince. In the meanwhile, Layang Info Centre’s CEO Lin Chen also arrived in the capital after received Mei Changsu’s express mail delivered by pigeon. Lin Chen and his father were the only two people under heaven who could deal with Fire Frozen Toxin. He presented two options for General […]

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A Brief Introduction to Chinese Chess

In the ancient city Chengdu, the provincial capital of Sichuan, 30 bronze Chinese chess pieces were recently unearthed from a tomb dating back to the period between Tang and Song dynasties about a thousand years ago. Chinese Chess is one of the two major traditional Chinese chess games, along with Go (Weiqi or Game of Siege), and usually has 32 pieces. The earliest […]

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Nirvana in Fire (6): A Rescue Operation

A plan to rescue former Red Flame Army general Wei Zheng was quickly drawn by Mei Changsu. Observing how the pale-faced scholar developed an intricate prison break strategy and simulated each step of the operation in meticulous details, the chief of the Medicine Valley kung fu sect was awfully impressed. “What a marvelous action plan!” he exclaimed. Mei Changsu played it down. […]

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