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A man named Guo begged in the street in order to provide for his sick mother and brother. (Image: The Epoch Times)

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 piety in ancient times. Here is a folk story that…

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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…

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The Importance of Filial Piety

Mrs. Wang was a strange old woman. She had been guarding a coffin in the main hallway of the 3-room family house for 20 years.

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The Lesson of Yan Zi’s Marriage Vows

Yan Ying, also known as Yan Zi (578-500 B.C.), was a famous philosopher and diplomat born in present-day Gaomi County, Shandong Province during the Spring-Autumn Period (771-476 B.C.). He served as the…

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How Auntie Niu Decided Which Son to Live With

Auntie Niu’s husband died very early, leaving her alone to bring up their three sons. Eventually, all three boys grew up and married. Auntie Niu was used to being self-sufficient,…

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The Real Power of ‘We’

A healthy relationship starts with the word “we.” Past research by UC Riverside psychologist Megan Robbins has emphasized the power of first-person personal pronouns such as “we” and “us” in…