空前绝后kōng qián jué hòu Something that is genuinely completely new 前车之鉴qián chē zhī jiàn Take account of what has gone before 前怕狼后怕虎qián pà láng hòu pà hǔ To be obsessed by fears of attack from all sides 所向无前suǒ xiàng wú qián Invincible against all opponents
The illustrious Ming
It was during the Ming dynasty that China achieved many accomplishments: a vast fleet sailed the seas and made many dicoveries.; an encylopedia of the accumulated knowledge was distilled into 11,000 chapers; trade with America brought in new vegetables and cotton that were widely grown. Read More
The art of calligraphy is still widely appreciated in China. Fine historic pieces by the great masters continue to achieve high prices at auction. To appreciate Chinese writing it is important to know how the characters are made with the brush. Our page on brush strokes lets you learn how to write in Chinese calligraphy. Read More
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