出生入死chū shēng rù sǐ Willing to risk one's life. Offer loyalty 初生之犊不怕虎chū shēng zhī dú bù pà hǔ Innocent of the dangers involved 节外生枝jié wài shēng zhī New problems pop up unexpectedly 乐极生悲lè jí shēng bēi All good things must come to an end 生活有爱幸福,为爱生活愚蠢shēng huó yǒu ài xìngfú, wèi ài shēng huó yú chǔn Love is not the most important thing 生米煮成熟饭shēng mǐ zhǔ chéng shú fàn What has been done can not be done again. Actions have already been taken that can not be reversed
先生xiān shēng Mr.
The Chinese game of chess is rather different to the version used in the West. The Chinese version is generally considered older and because of the lack of a 'queen' (a relatively recent addition) and the strange rules for the 'cannon' make it just as challenging a game. Read More
Objectively it should have been Zhang Guotao not Mao Zedong who should have led the Communists when they met up in northern China during the Long March (August 1935) as he had an army four times larger and had local knowledge. It was only an ill-conceived offensive operation by Zhang that removed him from the battle for party leadership when they reached Shaanxi. Read More
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