Laozi had a servant named Xu Jia. The two of them had been together for more than 200 years. But during this time, Xu Jia had been unhappy because his master failed to pay him. (Image: Public Domain)

Laozi’s Servant

Laozi had a servant named Xu Jia. The two of them had been together for more than 200 years. But during this time, Xu Jia had been unhappy because his master failed to pay him. He was promised a certain amount…

The word for 'cow' and the word for 'oil' sound very similar in Chinese, but the value is far from the same. (Image: Screenshot / YouTube)

A Fool’s Blessings

There is a well known folk story told by Chinese people. The protagonists of the story are a rich man, a fool, and an old monk. The rich man was cheap and stingy and the fool did not care much…

During the Cultural Revolution, numerous Buddhist artifacts were destroyed. (Image: Public Domain)

One Man’s Karma for Destroying a Buddha Statue

From the moment the Chinese Communist Party was established, it advocated atheism. This was especially true during the Cultural Revolution, when numerous Buddhist temples, Taoist shrines, churches, and other places of worship were destroyed, while countless statues and religious relics…

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Laozi’s Servant

Laozi had a servant named Xu Jia. The two of them had been together for more than 200 years. But during this time, Xu Jia had been unhappy because his master…

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The Ancient Chinese Philosophy of Huang-Lao

One of the most influential schools of thought in Chinese culture has been Huang-Lao, which literally translates as “Yellow Emperor Old Master.” The ideology was very popular during the early…

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A Fool’s Blessings

There is a well known folk story told by Chinese people. The protagonists of the story are a rich man, a fool, and an old monk. The rich man was…

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One Man’s Karma for Destroying a Buddha Statue

From the moment the Chinese Communist Party was established, it advocated atheism. This was especially true during the Cultural Revolution, when numerous Buddhist temples, Taoist shrines, churches, and other places…

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5 Classic Sayings From the Sage of Ghost Valley

In China’s history, there have emerged many legendary figures. Yet it’s hard to find one that compares with the Sage of Ghost Valley (Guiguzi) — a famous Taoist, thinker, strategist,…

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The Legend of Taiwan’s Banping Mountain

A peculiar mountain sits at the junction of Zuoying District and Nanzi District of Kaohsiung City in Taiwan. One side of the mountain ridge is so flat that it looks…

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One Reaps What One Sows

It is customary for the Chinese to go to temples at the beginning of a new year. Popular temples are packed all day with crowds that are eager to light…

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9 Amazing Things Invented by the Chinese

China today is often mocked as the “copycat nation” due to its tendency to take Western products, re-engineer them, and sell the counterfeited items across the world. However, this is…

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Yan Zi’s Wisdom

In the Spring and Autumn Period, Yan Zi was a high official in the Qi State. Yan Zi was well known for his intelligent approach in persuading Emperor Qi Jing…

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Power Without Virtue Will Bring Disaster

In an era of scandals — such as infant formula contaminated with melamine, children vaccinated with fake vaccines, food containing additives that have adverse health effects, and others — people are…

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The Descent of a Heavenly Maiden

During the Han Dynasty (202 B.C. – A.D. 220), there lived a young man by the name of Dongyong, who lost his mother when he was a child. He grew up…

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The 3 Great Sage Kings Held in High Regard in China

According to traditional Chinese accounts, Emperors Yao, Shun, and Yu are together considered the three Great Sage Kings, largely because of their high character standards and skillful leadership. Historical experts…