Language : English
Published : 2017
Pages : 203
Lee Kuan Yew Through the Eyes of Chinese Scholars
“A compilation of essays by highly-respected Chinese scholars in which they evaluate the life, work and philosophy of Lee Kuan Yew, founding Prime Minister of Singapore. Presenting a range of views from a uniquely Chinese/Asian perspective, this book provides valuable insights for those who wish to gain a fuller and deeper understanding of Lee Kuan Yew, the man, as well as Singapore, his nation”–
In this volume, CHINESE AUSPICIOUS CULTURE, we examine how Chinese folk customs have evolved over the centuries to become a natural science that combines multidisciplinary, geography, zoology, architecture and psychology. All these are elements of Chinese auspicious culture, which has been practised by the Chinese for fortune, prosperity and longevity. In order to survive in a world beset with calamities, the ancient Chinese had developed a variety of taboos and customs that must be observed, and they remain the guidelines for the people today.
Are you familiar with some of these Chinese customs?
- Handing out Lunar New Year money gifts to children.
- Preparing glutinous rice dumplings for a reunion.
- Choosing an auspicious date to give birth or get married.
This book unravels the mystery behind Chinese martial arts, or wushu, an exotic branch of traditional Chinese culture. It traces how the rough and ready brawls of Chinese cavemen matured into the polished gongfu of Shaolin and Wudang warriors. But the art of gongfu is more than just martial abilities – it is also about philosophy and chivalry code. This volume sheds light on the legend of Bruce Lee, the Yue Maiden Sword and tells you more:
- Do the Acupoint Tapping, Light Skills (qinggong), and ”straying down demonic paths” that we see in period drama really exist?
- What are the various boxing and weapon arts, and the various schools and styles?
- Are E’mei Sect, Huashan Sect, Kunlun Sect, Kongtong Sect and Natural Sect documented in Chinese history?
This is an easy and entertaining read, and a must-buy for budding martial-art fans. Be dazzled by the power and grace of Chinese martial arts, which stands tall in a class of its own!
Creation of the Gods, a Chinese literary classic, ranks among great works such as The Three Kingdoms, Water Margin and Journey to the West. It relates the struggles between forces of King Zhou, the despotic last ruler of the Shang dynasty, and Jiang Ziya, the legendary commander and strategist who helped found the Zhou dynasty in the 11th century BC. The ensuing battles were a spectacular drama featuring enlightened priests, immortals, spirits, demons, kings and generals. Astride exotic animals or soaring on clouds, they duelled with a formidable array of magic weapons that will captivate the reader from beginning to end. There is no better way to rediscover the saga of the infamous King Zhou and his vixen-concubine, and how they got their just deserts from the army of the virtuous Wen, founder of the Zhou dynasty.
This book explains what purgatory is according to traditional Chinese beliefs. In hell, liars and rumour mongers can expect their tongues to be ripped out, while evisceration awaits schemers and murderers. In rather graphic black-and-white strip cartoons.