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Stories From the Students’ Rules (4): Humility Before Elders
The “Standards for Being a Good Student and Child” (Di Zi Gui, 弟子規) is a traditional Chinese textbook for children that teaches morals and proper etiquette. It was written by Li Yuxiu in the Qing...
Stuck in a Rut? 12 Ways to Turn Your Luck Around
Why do some people seem to have all the luck, while others just can’t ever get ahead? When misfortunes pile up one after another, it’s hard to see a path out of it. What everyone...
Traditions of the Dragon Boat Festival
The Dragon Boat Festival (端午節)is a traditional Chinese holiday that dates back almost 2,000 years. According to folklore, the weather is expected to be volatile up until the Dragon Boat Festival. A popular saying advises,...
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Benefits of Sitting and Meditation in the Lotus Position
The lotus position is a preferred method of sitting in meditation. Though physically daunting for some, it can be done by almost anyone with perseverance. Apart from deepening one’s meditative trance, the full lotus position...
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Stories From the Students’ Rules (3): Duty as a Sibling
The “Standards for Being a Good Student and Child” (Di Zi Gui, 弟子規) is a traditional Chinese textbook for children that teaches morals and proper etiquette. It was written by Li Yuxiu in the Qing...
Confucius taught his disciple Zi Gong many life principles that led the talented student to become an exceptional businessman.
Confucius’s Business Wisdom
Zi Gong, born in 520 BC, a native of the state of Wei, was one of Confucius’s ten most outstanding disciples. He was well rounded, a well-educated Confucian scholar, an outstanding politician, a diplomat who...
The great Chinese thinker Confucius founded the moral philosophy and political science of Confucianism 2500 years ago.
How Confucius Customized Instruction to Each Student
Often considered China’s “paragon of sages,” Confucius spent his life passing on traditional culture. He valued Bildung, and throughout his life, he was "never tired of learning, and never weary of teaching others." His student,...
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Stories From the Students’ Rules (2): Honoring Parents Through Good Character
The “Standards for Being a Good Student and Child” (Di Zi Gui, 弟子規) is a traditional Chinese textbook for children that teaches morals and proper etiquette. It was written by Li Yuxiu in the Qing...
Archaeological Discoveries at China’s Sanxingdui Provide Fresh Look Into a Mysterious Civilization
On April 19, Chinese Premier Li Keqiang personally visited the archeological site of Sanxingdui in Sichuan Province, southwest China, where he told the site staff to "excavate, preserve, and investigate thoroughly."  Sanxingdui ( 三星堆), located...