Confucius

Confucius lived in the State of Lu during the Spring and Autumn Period (770–476 B.C.) in the later part of the Zhou Dynasty. (Image:  Kevinsmithnyc  via   wikimedia /  CC BY-SA 3.0)

Upholding Integrity

Confucius was once a SiKou (司寇), similar to a Minister of Justice. On the seventh day in this post, he punished a local Shaozeng (an official title) Mao (少正卯) with the death penalty. Some considered the punishment to be too…

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Upholding Integrity

Confucius was once a SiKou (司寇), similar to a Minister of Justice. On the seventh day in this post, he punished a local Shaozeng (an official title) Mao (少正卯) with…

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6 Joys According to Confucius

Confucius taught the world that there were six simple joys for happiness in life, which still hold true in today’s society.

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Confucius and Lao Zi Discuss Etiquette

Confucius once asked the sage Lao Zi, who wrote the Tao Te Ching, about etiquette in past dynasties. This encounter of theirs was well-known in ancient times, and people can…

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Author Pearl S. Buck’s China

Pearl Buck was a baby when her parents relocated to China. What she babbled was Chinese; what she experienced were Chinese customs and lifestyles. She was so attached to traditional…

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The Butchered Pig: A Lesson in Honesty

Zeng Zi (505-432 B.C.) was from Nan Wu in what is now China’s Shandong Province. When he was 16 years old, he was accepted as a student of Confucius. He…