A scene from the Taiping Rebellion,1850-1864. (Image:  wikimedia  /  CC0 1.0)

6 Principles for a Successful Life

The Chinese statesman, military general, and Confucian scholar of the late Qing Dynasty, Tseng Guo-fan (1811-1872) was best known for raising and organizing the Xiang Army, and restoring the stability of the Qing Empire. He was also regarded as a model Confucian official.

Flying horse in bronze from the Han Dynasty. Displayed at the Gansu Provincial Museum. (Image:  wikimedia /  CC0 1.0)

The Humble and Honorable Empress Ma

Empress Ma was married to Emperor Ming of the Eastern Han Dynasty. He was strict in not allowing relatives from her side of the family to gain power or to ascend to high ranking posts. When Empress Ma‘s adopted son, Liu Da,…