In the book Zizhi Tongjian, there is a remarkable account of Emperor Taizong and his 'death agreement' with 390 death-row prisoners. (Image: meesh via flickr  CC BY 2.0 )

The Emperor and the Death Row Promise

Emperor Taizong of the Tang Dynasty was one of the wisest and greatest emperors in Chinese history. The reign of Taizong (626-649), also known as the “era of good government of Zhenguan,” has earned the admiration of generations of Chinese…

Strong willpower and an optimistic mood can overcome disease, which can make people stronger and live longer. (Image:  pixabay  /  CC0 1.0)

6 Tales of Enlightenment

1. The tumor One of my friends was a doctor. He told me that once during an operation to remove a cancerous tumor for a patient, after he opened up the affected area, he found that he couldn’t cut out…

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5 Ways on Learning How to Learn

Many people struggle to learn new subjects. Maybe the topic turns out to be too complicated. Maybe they try very hard yet still fail to memorize things. If you are facing such issues, follow these five tips to boost your…

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The Emperor and the Death Row Promise

Emperor Taizong of the Tang Dynasty was one of the wisest and greatest emperors in Chinese history. The reign of Taizong (626-649), also known as the “era of good government…

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