Liu Qian, the older brother of Tang Dynasty Prime Minister Liu Zhan, liked to learn about Taoism. (Image: The Epoch Times)

Liu Qian, the Devoted Taoist

Liu Qian was the older brother of Tang Dynasty Prime Minister Liu Zhan. Liu Qian’s family was poor, but he liked to learn about Taoism. Once, there was a Taoist passing by who recognized Liu’s uniqueness. He asked Liu Qian…

While hiding in the countryside to avoid capture, Zhang Liang met a mysterious old man. (Image:  wikimedia /  CC0 1.0)

This Young Man Can Be Taught

In the early Han Dynasty, an important official named Zhang Liang started life as an aristocrat from the State of Han during the Warring States Period (475-221 B.C.). The Han Dynasty is not the same as the State of Han.…

In contrast to the modern concept of a princess who is delicately pretty, Princess Pingyang became a general and commanded armies in battle. (Image: The Epoch Times)

The Ancient Legendary Goddess of War

The modern concept of a princess conjures up the image of someone who presents herself as delicately pretty. But the princess we are introducing today was in fact a female battlefield hero. Her name was Princess Pingyang and she was…

A traveler meets a Taoist priest  who uses a dream to show him the truth. (Image: via  pixabay  /  CC0 1.0)

Dreaming of Golden Millet

During the reign of Emperor Xuanzong (712-756) of the Tang Dynasty, there was a poor scholar by the surname of Lu who passed by Hantan, a city in Hebei Province. He stayed the night at an inn and met a…

Yan Shu of the Northern Song Dynasty could write essays when he was just 7 years old. (Image:  wikimedia /  CC0 1.0)

Honesty Creates a Prime Minister

Yan Shu of the Northern Song Dynasty could write essays when he was just 7 years old. The local officials called him a child prodigy. At the time, the Emperor tested the scholars personally and asked Yan Shu to take the…

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Liu Qian, the Devoted Taoist

Liu Qian was the older brother of Tang Dynasty Prime Minister Liu Zhan. Liu Qian’s family was poor, but he liked to learn about Taoism. Once, there was a Taoist…

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This Young Man Can Be Taught

In the early Han Dynasty, an important official named Zhang Liang started life as an aristocrat from the State of Han during the Warring States Period (475-221 B.C.). The Han…

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The Ancient Legendary Goddess of War

The modern concept of a princess conjures up the image of someone who presents herself as delicately pretty. But the princess we are introducing today was in fact a female…

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Dreaming of Golden Millet

During the reign of Emperor Xuanzong (712-756) of the Tang Dynasty, there was a poor scholar by the surname of Lu who passed by Hantan, a city in Hebei Province.…

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Honesty Creates a Prime Minister

Yan Shu of the Northern Song Dynasty could write essays when he was just 7 years old. The local officials called him a child prodigy. At the time, the Emperor tested…

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Taiwan’s ‘King of the Trees’

Some call him the “King of the Trees,” or “Lai Sang” — a combination of his surname, Lai, and the Chinese name for Tarzan.

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Selecting a Son-in-Law

Xi Jian was a high-ranking official during the Eastern Jin Dynasty (317-420), the pillar of the country. His daughter, Xi Xuan, was beautiful and talented. Xi Jian heard that the…

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Why Did Xiao He Abandon His Post?

What made Xiao He abandon his post? It was because he understood that whoever had Han Xin fight for him, gained control of China.

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Su Dongpo Wisely Handled a Difficult Case

Su Dongpo was a noted scholar of the Northern Song Dynasty. He had many accomplishments and excelled at poetry, verse, calligraphy, and painting. In addition to his artistic achievements, he…

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A Warrior Is Willing to Die for His Master

In ancient China, warriors sacrificed their lives for their masters who knew how to appreciate and treat them well. This honorable act is comparable to repaying their gratitude and looking…