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A  foolish officer escorting a criminal monk to the capital. (Image: Bernadette Wolf / Vision Times)

I Have Disappeared

There was a foolish officer who escorted a criminal monk to the capital. This officer was worried that he would forget his belongings and his task. He carefully checked everything before he took off. He also made up phrases as…

A woman stole a sheep from her neighbor. (Image: Bernadette Wolf  / Vision Times)

The Sheep’s Eyes

A woman stole a sheep from her neighbor and hid it under her bed. She told her son not to tell anyone. Soon, the neighbor was cursing in the street about the person who stole the sheep.

A centenarian and his guests at his 100th birthday party. (Image: Bernadette Wolf / Vision Times)

Hard to Please

A centenarian was celebrating his 100th birthday. One guest congratulated him: “Congratulations on your longevity. I wish you live to 120 years old!” The old man was furious and responded: “I do not live with your family, why are you limiting…

In the preparation of her coffin, she asked a Taoist monk to write an inscription on her coffin. (Image: Bernadette Wolf / Vision Times)

The Bragging Game

A father and his son were walking together. A man who did not know them pointed to the son and asked: “Who are you?” The father replied: “He, the son-in-law of the 9th generation of the grandson of the Minister…

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I Have Disappeared

There was a foolish officer who escorted a criminal monk to the capital. This officer was worried that he would forget his belongings and his task. He carefully checked everything…

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The Sheep’s Eyes

A woman stole a sheep from her neighbor and hid it under her bed. She told her son not to tell anyone. Soon, the neighbor was cursing in the street…

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The Forgetful Husband

Once, there was a man with a very bad memory. He would forget to stop when he was walking and forget to get up when he was resting.

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Don’t Make a Decisive Answer Quickly

A father was coaching his son. He said: “Be flexible when talking. Do not make a decisive answer quickly.” The son asked: “How do I speak with flexibility?”

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Hard to Please

A centenarian was celebrating his 100th birthday. One guest congratulated him: “Congratulations on your longevity. I wish you live to 120 years old!” The old man was furious and responded: “I…

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The Bragging Game

A father and his son were walking together. A man who did not know them pointed to the son and asked: “Who are you?” The father replied: “He, the son-in-law…

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No Food From Me

A father and a son lived separately for several years. The son saved up some money. The father was old and sick. He could not make money, so he became…

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I’d Like to Be Your Father

There was a wealthy man who had a big family and had many assets. He always lent money to help people transition through difficult times. Many people owed debts to…

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Spare Me a Poor Beggar, Please!

One day when Mr. Zhang and Mr. Li were traveling together, a large sedan chair carrying a rich man, followed by many servants, was headed their direction.

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Punishment for Three-Name Worms

When the dragon, commander of all animals, decided to punish worms with three names, both earthworms and maggots decided to take refuge.

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‘Good Laughs’: A Prescription for an Old Man

Good Laughs (笑得好) is a collection of short stories edited by Chinese doctor Cheng-Jin Shi (石成金) of the Qing Dynasty (1636-1912). This collection can be considered as the Chinese version…

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Pokémon Go to the Rescue!

The summer of 2016 abounded with many people across all age groups wandering on streets, in parks, and about everywhere in search of Pokémon. The craze spread across the world…

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A Dream During the Cultural Revolution

A true story about my family. Normally, a married woman goes to live with her new husband’s family. But my father’s family was very poor, so instead, my father went to…