Arabic names

by Paul Lunde

Arabic names are composed of four parts: laqab, kunya, ism, and nisba. READ MORE

Seven Sages of the Bamboo Grove

by Sally Church

The “seven sages of the bamboo grove” 竹林七贤 were Ji Kang 嵇康, Ruan Ji 阮籍, Shan Tao 山涛, Xiang Xiu 向秀, Liu Ling 刘伶, Wang Rong 王戎 and Ruan Xian 阮咸. READ MORE