刀山火海dāo shān huǒ hǎi An extremely difficult and dangerous situation 调虎离山diào hǔ lí shān Lure an enemy out of its home territory in order to attack it 开门见山kāi mén jiàn shān To come straight to the point. Avoid procrastination 留得青山在,不怕没柴烧liú dé qīng shān zài, bù pà méi chái shāo Do not despair, there is plenty of time and opportunity 千山万水qiān shān wàn shuǐ A long and arduous journey 人山人海rén shān rén hǎi Huge crowds of people
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
In ancient China the year was split into two periods: Spring and Autumn perhaps the Yin and Yang division of cold; wet with hot and dry. Later the two seasons were split to make the familiar four. For a brief time a fifth season was added between summer and autumn to fit in with the system of five fold divisions (elements, colors, directions). Read More
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