Terracotta Warriors: Cultural Warrior

Tony Yin Tak Chu highlights the cultural advances introduced by the First Emperor, Qin Shi Huangdi: harmonized writings, standardized weights and measurements and an established defence system against the nomadic invasions (The Great Wall). A unified China opened the way for cultural development and transformation. Qin Shi Huangdi was influenced by Li Si, a manContinue reading “Terracotta Warriors: Cultural Warrior”

Terracotta Warriors: I Through the Space of Time

As I search the streets of Vancouver, Canada for Terracotta Warriors, archaeologists in China have unearthed 114 Terracotta Warriors at the Qin Shi Huangdi dynasty tomb complex near Xian in Shaanxi province. Even though some of the Warriors were found in pieces, they bear the remnants of their richly intense colours. Research teams found evidence ofContinue reading “Terracotta Warriors: I Through the Space of Time”

Terracotta Warriors: Year of the Dragon

We are living in the Year of the Dragon which promises good fortune, wealth, prosperity and longevity. The Dragon was the symbol of imperial power. The throne of China’s emperors, from the days of Qin Shi Huangdi until the death of Empress Dowager Cixi, was known as the Dragon Throne. Of the twelve animals featuredContinue reading “Terracotta Warriors: Year of the Dragon”

Terracotta Warriors: Past and Present

The past and present are separated by time, but have the same advantage of certainty. The future has no parallel – it is unknown.  Still, the future is forged in the present, guided by our past in ways that we may not fully understand. The future becomes our present as we move along time. PerhapsContinue reading “Terracotta Warriors: Past and Present”

Terracotta Warriors: Aging of Time

We live in a dimension where time is finite; there is an aging process. Even so, we understand that wisdom is ageless – that the infinite resides in the transfer of thoughts and ideas from generation to generation.  It is in the giving and accepting that we experience profound joy. The Wisdom of Confucius “EverythingContinue reading “Terracotta Warriors: Aging of Time”

Terracotta Warriors: The Protectors

How to Preserve Territory Do not alienate relatives. Do not neglect the masses. Treat associates well. Keep the four quarters under control. Do not lend national authority to another. Do not take from the have-nots to give more to the haves. Do not neglect fundamentals to deal with trivia. The Book of Six Strategies MapContinue reading “Terracotta Warriors: The Protectors”