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Ancient Chinese copper coins are circular with a square hole in the middle. The outer shape symbolizes heaven, innate wisdom, and the foundation of running a business.
Business and Benevolence in Traditional Chinese Culture
Ancient Chinese copper coins were circular in shape with a square hole in the middle. For the ancients, the round shape symbolized the eternity of heaven, and the square hole in the middle symbolized the...
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Virtue Is the Best Feng Shui
Feng shui, literally “wind and water,” is an ancient Chinese philosophical system, sometimes translated as geomancy. It focuses on orienting buildings, furniture, plants, and other objects in an auspicious and harmonious manner to ensure the...
The 10 Admonishments of Imperial Official Lin Zexu (Part 2)
Continued from Part 1 Lin Zexu (林則徐, 1785-1850) was an honest official in the late Qing Dynasty known for his strict crackdown against the opium trade in southern China. In 1839, he made a tour...
A statue of Lin Zexu in Chatham Square in New York City’s Chinatown.
The 10 Admonishments of Imperial Official Lin Zexu (Part 1)
Lin Zexu (林則徐, 1785-1850) was an honest official in the late Qing Dynasty known for his strict crackdown against the opium trade. In 1839, he made a tour of Macao and, seeing the ills plaguing...