There is a story from the Qing Dynasty by an influential scholar named Ji Xiaolan (紀曉嵐). He wrote about Song Bantang of Anyi — now Xia County, Shanxi Province — in his writings Reading the Xiaocaotang Notes, If I Smell Three.
During the Sui Dynasty, a well-respected monk, Pu An, was cultivating up in the Nanshan Mountain. People loved him so much that anywhere he appeared, there would be a large crowd.
In the 7th century A.D., China’s Sui Dynasty collapsed. Wasteful policies and civil war devastated the country and its people.
Wang Anshi (1021-1086) was a Chinese economist, statesman, chancellor, and poet of the Song Dynasty who attempted major and controversial socioeconomic reforms known as the “New Policies.”
Do people bury their money for future generations? A military strategist of the Ming Dynasty named Liu Bowen is said to have done so. But has anyone found it?
During the period of the Three Kingdoms, Zhong Yao (151-230), the founder of the regular Chinese calligraphy script known as kaishu, was married to Zhang Chang-pu (199-257). Zhang was an upstanding lady who abided by justice and placed a high…
One day, King Cheng stood on the high platform in the quarters of the royal ladies. As he looked across the room, he noticed that the ladies on the floor below were vying with each other to catch his attention,…
There is a Chinese saying: Among all good deeds, filial piety comes first. History is filled with stories of people from every background adhering to this virtue throughout their lives. The following is one example.
During the Han Dynasty, there was a poor young man named Cai Shun. His mother loved mulberries, so he often went to pick them for her. It was his custom to go mulberry picking with two baskets. Unfortunately, this time…
Li Ka Shing, a Hong Kong billionaire, started out as a small businessman at the age of 30. At a reception, he met Chen Lang, one of the 10 most famous feng shui masters in Hong Kong at that time.