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This is the story about how Zheng Mao became the First Wife of King Cheng of Chu. (Image:  wikimedia /  CC0 1.0)

Zheng Mao and King Cheng

One day, King Cheng stood on the high platform in the quarters of the royal ladies. As he looked across the room, he noticed that the ladies on the floor below were vying with each other to catch his attention,…

You can tell a person's upbringing by their manners and interaction with others. (Image:  pixabay  /  CC0 1.0)

Traits of a Good Upbringing

Wondering how to be successful, charming, or popular? The best qualities in a person will vary, based on the person assessing or being assessed, but there’s no denying there are certain qualities to look for in a person that are…

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Zheng Mao and King Cheng

One day, King Cheng stood on the high platform in the quarters of the royal ladies. As he looked across the room, he noticed that the ladies on the floor…

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A Humble Husband and Gong Huan

During the Spring and Autumn Period of Chinese history, sages would often rely on a recommendation in order to gain the attention of the Duke, or Gong. Ning Qi (甯戚)…

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Hu Shih’s Son and His Bitter Choice

Hu Shih, a famous diplomat and educator, had the wisdom to choose freedom and abandon communist ideology. His son, Hu Sidu, however, was not so lucky.

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Runner at the Crossroad

Runner at the crossroad A soldier who was not used to running long distances was lagging behind and running alone in a cross-country race during training exercises.

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An Ancient Poem Reunited a Father and Son

In 407 B.C., the ancient Chinese state of Wei defeated the state of Zhongsan during the Warring States Period. Wenhou, the King of the state of Wei, conferred the title…

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Traits of a Good Upbringing

Wondering how to be successful, charming, or popular? The best qualities in a person will vary, based on the person assessing or being assessed, but there’s no denying there are…

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China’s Infidelity Problem

Professor Pan Suiming, from the Institute for Research on Sexuality and Gender at Renmin University of China in Beijing, specializes in sexual research. Recently, he made a remark that the…

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Taoist Wisdom: 4 Types of Parents

As parents, we naturally love our kids, but how many of us nowadays actually feel confident about knowing the right way to show our love? What’s the best way to…

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12 Signs of Bad Parenting

Chinese Facebook users have recently been spreading a comic video about “12 signs of bad parenting.” The video is considered provokative and touches on sensitive points for many parents.

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A Homely Bride’s Blessings

As the saying goes: A marriage is a match made in Heaven. In China, it is known that although a good wife may not be pretty, but she can still…