Virtue

This is the story about how Zheng Mao became the First Wife of King Cheng of Chu. (Image:  wikimedia /  CC0 1.0)

Zheng Mao and King Cheng

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,…

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A Virtuous Mother From the Three Kingdoms Era

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…

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Zheng Mao and King Cheng

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…

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The 11 Virtues of Jade

“Jade worship” is a common phenomenon among Chinese around the world. It was established in China thousands of years ago. The culture of jade worship began in ancient times when…

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A Feng Shui Master’s Last Words

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…

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Chinese Characters: Virtue (德)

Chinese characters often represent noble concepts. What makes a good person? Our ancestors would have told us: anyone who has 德 (dé, or virtue).