The painting 'Zhu Geliang Breaks Wei Bing,' The Summer Palace, Beijing (Image:  wikimedia /  CC0 1.0)

Genius and Beauty: What Zhuge Liang Valued

Zhuge Liang was an ancient Chinese military strategist during the Three Kingdoms era of China, 220–280. His parents passed away when he was very young. He then moved to Long Zhong, approximately 13 kilometers away from Xiangyang, Hubei, China, with…

Bronze square ding (cauldron) with human faces from the Shang Dynasty. (Image:  wikimedia / GNU FDL)

Upholding Integrity: We Are Family

Throughout Chinese history, every successive dynasty would treat the people and the royal families of the previous dynasty with courtesy and respect. This was done as a way of demonstrating scrupulous regard for the great emperors of the past.

Guan Zhong (723 ~ 645 B.C.) was born in what is today's Anhui Province. (Image:  eTeacher Chinese)

Trust Enables a Hero of His Time

Guan Zhong (723 ~ 645 B.C.) was born in what is today’s Anhui Province. He and Bao Shuya had been very close since they were young. Guan Zhong’s family was poor and often received help from Bao Shuya. Bao Shuya…

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Genius and Beauty: What Zhuge Liang Valued

Zhuge Liang was an ancient Chinese military strategist during the Three Kingdoms era of China, 220–280. His parents passed away when he was very young. He then moved to Long…

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Your Principles Reflect Your Character

There is a saying: “Principles are the basis of success.” What are principles to a man? To judge if someone is good, we do not look at the number of…

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Upholding Integrity: We Are Family

Throughout Chinese history, every successive dynasty would treat the people and the royal families of the previous dynasty with courtesy and respect. This was done as a way of demonstrating scrupulous…

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Trust Enables a Hero of His Time

Guan Zhong (723 ~ 645 B.C.) was born in what is today’s Anhui Province. He and Bao Shuya had been very close since they were young. Guan Zhong’s family was…

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The Most Virtuous Empress of the Qing Dynasty

Empress Xiaoxianchun, or Lady Fuca, (1712-1748) was one of the three most well-known empresses in the history of the Qing Dynasty. Despite lacking the political achievements of Empress Xiaozhuang (1633-1688)…

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What Caring Emperors Do for Their People

Opening the chapter on Chinese history, we find that all good emperors had something in common: They held the people in their hearts and treasured them as their children. If…

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Laozi’s Servant

Laozi had a servant named Xu Jia. The two of them had been together for more than 200 years. But during this time, Xu Jia had been unhappy because his master…