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Doing Business, Confucian Style

Traditional Confucian values — “benevolence, righteousness, propriety, wisdom, and trust” — sound like rather staid notions, more suitable for a refined scholar of literature than a go-go entrepreneur. But cases abound through Chinese history of Confucian businessmen, who built vast commercial empires…

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How the Chinese Phoenix Got Its Feathers

The Chinese phoenix is regarded as the epitome of all birds, or simply as the king of birds because it embodies the characteristics of many other feathered species. For generations,…

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The Story of the Monkey King

One of the most famous Chinese legends concerns the Monkey King, or Sun Wukong, known to the Chinese as a character from Journey to the West, one of China’s classic…

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The Legend of the Eight Banners

Nurhaci, the founder of the Qing Dynasty, established the Eight Banners. Initially, there were only four colored banners that represented four different military units: yellow, white, blue, and red.

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Doing Business, Confucian Style

Traditional Confucian values — “benevolence, righteousness, propriety, wisdom, and trust” — sound like rather staid notions, more suitable for a refined scholar of literature than a go-go entrepreneur. But cases abound through…

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Yankees Retire Derek Jeter With Cinematic Elegance

Derek Jeter’s retirement has become quite the year-long celebration. This is one athlete that has given everything to come out as one of baseball’s finest players. Even when he’s not playing…