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What is silk? Ancient Chinese clothing

By |2018-04-18T21:33:33+00:00June 8th, 2017|China, Clothing|

Silkworms and silk history Silkworms make silk People make silk from the cocoons of silkworms. Have you ever seen a butterfly cocoon? It is just like that. You have to take zillions of these cocoons and unwind them carefully, and that makes long threads like spider webs, and you spin these together to [...]

Confucius’ Philosophy – Chinese Philosophy

By |2018-04-18T09:54:16+00:00June 7th, 2017|China, Philosophy|

Confucius' philosophy: A later portrait of Confucius, from the provincial museum of Shandong, China Confucius' philosophy Confucius was a philosopher in ancient China, about 500 BC. Confucius' philosophy was that people could achieve peace by doing their duty, and cooperating with society. If people rebelled, and everyone tried to do his or her [...]

Confucius Life – the Chinese philosopher Confucius – Ancient China

By |2018-04-18T09:54:16+00:00June 7th, 2017|China, Philosophy|

Confucius life: Later portrait of Confucius, from the provincial museum of Shandong, China Confucius' childhood The philosopher Confucius' main interest was to figure out ways for the government to do a better job of taking care of the people. He lived in China during the 500s BC, under the Eastern Zhou dynasty. Confucius [...]