Man and Science

As a child, I often sat in the backyard, gazing at the numerous stars twinkling in the night sky, with all sorts of questions floating in my mind. Are there people out there? What are they doing? Are there bigger objects in the boundless universe? Can our solar system be just a tiny molecule of a much larger living being?

A Story about Ginseng

Wild ginseng is found in northeastern China. The remote Changbai Mountain in Jilin Province is especially well-known for growing wild ginseng roots that are hundreds or even thousands of years old. But the legend has it that the real hometown of ginseng is Shandong, not northeastern China. Here is the story:

Ancient Chinese Anaesthesia

There are many Chinese herbs that can be used for anaesthesia. Besides mandrake, there are more than forty other different kinds of herbs that can be used as an anaesthetic.

Why Are There Prophecies?

Throughout the centuries, prophets, oracles, nymphs and other mystical entities from all over the world have left revelations, prophecies, myths and legends to the modern world. Prophecies were provided, for example, in Chinese society in the I Ching or “Book of Changes,” which is at least 5,000 years old.