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A carpenter named Jia Cai often traveled back and forth on the mountain roads because of his work. (Image:  wikimedia  /  CC0 1.0)

A Grateful Wolf

This story took place in the time of the Daoguang Emperor during the Qing Dynasty in China (1782-1850). There were many mountains to the southeast of Jinan in Shandong Province where wolves lived. One area was called Wolf Mountain and…

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A Prodigal Son Is Priceless

“A prodigal son is priceless” is a popular saying among the Chinese people. This saying came from a folk story that occurred during the Ming Dynasty.

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Why Having a Wide Circle of Friends Is Good

Having a healthy body is often linked with a strict workout regimen and diet. However, these are not the only factors that determine how healthy you are. Researchers from the…

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A Grateful Wolf

This story took place in the time of the Daoguang Emperor during the Qing Dynasty in China (1782-1850). There were many mountains to the southeast of Jinan in Shandong Province…

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The Reincarnation of a Loving Pet

Queena Hsiao from Taiwan lost her cat Biebi over a year ago. At the last minute, she told Biebi that she wanted to continue to love him and asked him…

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10 Gifts You Can Give Your Child in 2019

Being a good parent can mean so many things. For some of us, it’s providing our children with everything they need — whether materially or activity-wise; for others, it’s making…

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What’s It Like to Have a Chinese Friend?

As China commands more international attention, it is likely that you might come across Chinese people during your business travels and even befriend some of them. Having a Chinese friend…

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The Red String of Marriage and Predestiny

In Xi’an City, there was a scholar named Weigu, who lived during Emperor Yuanhe’s reign in the second year of the Tang Dynasty. One day, an elder asked to meet…

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The Power of Filial Piety

According to Confucianism, obedience, respect, and care for one’s parents and the elderly are considered to be one of the fundamentals of proper behavior. This virtue was known as filial…

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Donating Blood Led His Wife to Him

Lian Zhicheng regularly donated blood for years in Hsinchu, Taiwan. Eleven years ago, he donated a pint of blood, not knowing that this precious bag would save the life of…

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How Granny Fang Found Her Son-in-Law

A long time ago, there was a man named Fang Chang. He was in the cotton business and worked hard to save quite a bit of money. He then died,…

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Flowers for the Living

One day, a man stopped by a flower shop to order a bouquet to send home to his mother who lived miles away. As he was about to step into…

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Being Thoughtful

A well-off man drove his mother to see the dentist. His mother was old and all her teeth were rotten. As soon as they entered the dental clinic, the dentist…