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An imperial robe from the Qing Dynasty. (Image:  wikimedia /  CC0 1.0)

A Doctor Who Cured Poverty

Ye Tianshi was from Wu (now Suzhou) during the Qing Dynasty. Born into a medical family, his grandfather and father were well-known doctors. Ye extensively read medical books since his childhood. Being diligent and learning from a total of 17…

Patience is a strong quality that is often underestimated and for many extremely difficult to have. It is one of those attributes that can come naturally to some and is acquired with training and self-awareness by others. (Image:  pixabay /  CC0 1.0)

The Value of Patience

Patience is a strong quality that is often underestimated and for many extremely difficult to have. It is one of those attributes that can come naturally to some and is acquired with training and self-awareness by others. What does it…

My mother passed away at the end of 2018. She had just turned 90. In my head, I can still see her, hear her voice, and most of all, at times revive our time together as if I were still immersed in it. (Image:  pixabay /  CC0 1.0)

The Love of a Parent

My mother passed away at the end of 2018 — she had just turned 90. In my head, I can still see her, hear her voice, and most of all, at times revive our time together as if I were still…

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A Doctor Who Cured Poverty

Ye Tianshi was from Wu (now Suzhou) during the Qing Dynasty. Born into a medical family, his grandfather and father were well-known doctors. Ye extensively read medical books since his…

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The Value of Patience

Patience is a strong quality that is often underestimated and for many extremely difficult to have. It is one of those attributes that can come naturally to some and is…

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The Love of a Parent

My mother passed away at the end of 2018 — she had just turned 90. In my head, I can still see her, hear her voice, and most of all, at…

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Anger and Its Consequences to Both Body and Mind

Some people spend much of their time feeling angry, fighting, and being constantly preoccupied with the thought they are being overlooked or disrespected. They are unable to live one full…

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The Bamboo Pole of Love

They are husband and wife; his name is Huang Funeng and hers, Wei Guiyi. They didn’t know each other for long before they got married. That year, he was 25,…

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A Broken Mirror Joined Together Again

The Chinese idiom, “a broken mirror joined together again,” expresses the idea of a couple being reconciled or reunited after a period of separation. It has its origins from a…

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The Day After My Divorce

The divorce finally went through yesterday. Even though my parents opposed this because they believed our two children would not have a complete home, I couldn’t bear it anymore.

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The Outstanding King Chu Zhuangwang

Chu Zhuangwang ascended the throne in 613 B.C. During the first three years of his reign, he did nothing other than eat, drink, and have fun. He forbade his courtiers…