Emperor Wen of Han feeds medicine to his aging mother, the Empress Dowager
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...
Sacred Ships: the Drua of Fiji
When mentioning the tropical island Fiji, one does not usually think of double canoes, or waqa drua in Fijian. Instead, one might picture indigenous people in grass skirts adorned with conch shell trumpets. Or, soft...
The Commoner Who Became a Legendary Chinese Emperor
Welcome to Tea with Erping.Have you heard of Qin Shi Huang, the emperor who united China? How about Kublai Khan, the mighty Mongolian warrior who invaded China and established the Yuan Dynasty? Or perhaps the...
The Miraculous Healing Effects of Good Music
During World War II, the U.S. Army field hospitals were filled with wounded soldiers. In hot weather, with hordes of mosquitoes and a severe shortage of medicine, the rate of surgical infection and mortality was...
Easter, a sacred holiday for Christians and other faiths who respect Jesus as an enlightened one, is an avalanche of anticipation and drama - from dark to light, from death to life and a new beginning
The Story of Easter: a Symbol of Hope and Love for Humankind
Easter, a sacred holiday for Christians and other faiths who respect Jesus as an enlightened one, is an avalanche of anticipation and drama - from dark to light, from death to life and a new...
Carrie Gress is a mother of five, holds a Ph.D., and a Catholic professor at Pontifex University.
Social Media Censors Professor’s Book on Toxic Feminism
Carrie Gress is a mother of five, holds a Ph.D., and is a Catholic professor at Pontifex University. She is the author of the recently published book The Anti-Mary Exposed: Rescuing the Culture from Toxic...
Chinese Handwriting and Traditional Chinese Characters
In a very remote age, during the time of the development of language and writing, the first written characters were very much like primitive pictures. They represented the things necessary for the divination of oracles,...
Qingming: Pure Brightness to Honor the Deceased
During ancient China’s Spring and Autumn Period almost 2,700 years ago, there was an official who was so loyal that he let himself be burned to death rather than risk dishonoring his prince. According to...
Marking the End of Chinese New Year With Lanterns and Dumplings
This Feb. 19 is the 15th day of the first lunar month, making it the last day of traditional Chinese New Year festivities. Because of the religious origins of the festival, in which monks would...