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Painting of Wang Xizhi by Qian Xuan (A.D. 1235-1305). (Image:  wikimedia  /  CC0 1.0)

More Chinese Sages in History

The Sage of Calligraphy, Wang Xizhi Wang Xizhi was the most famous calligrapher in Chinese history. His work Preface to the Poems Collected from the Orchid Pavilion is among the best known pieces of calligraphy in Chinese history. He created…

Taoism, Legalism, Confucianism — the three pillars of Chinese philosophy that have influenced all thinking and actions in China. (Image:  Kevinsmithnyc  via   wikimedia /  CC BY-SA 3.0)

Chinese Sages in History

‘The Great Sage,’ Confucius Confucius was born in the Lu state in the Spring and Autumn Period of Chinese history (771-476 B.C.). His real name was Kong Qiu, despite founding an influential system of beliefs based on his more well-known…

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More Chinese Sages in History

The Sage of Calligraphy, Wang Xizhi Wang Xizhi was the most famous calligrapher in Chinese history. His work Preface to the Poems Collected from the Orchid Pavilion is among the…

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Chinese Sages in History

‘The Great Sage,’ Confucius Confucius was born in the Lu state in the Spring and Autumn Period of Chinese history (771-476 B.C.). His real name was Kong Qiu, despite founding…

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An Ailment Worth Having

Let’s listen to this dialogue between a physician and his patient in ancient China.