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From Prisoner to Prime Minister: Guan Zhong and the Hegemony of Qi
The Spring and Autumn era (770–475 B.C.) was one of the great episodes that shaped Chinese history and culture. It was the time when thinkers like Confucius and Lao Zi articulated and spread their teachings,...
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The Past–And Present–of China’s Imperial Exams
Adapted from Erping Zhang's original video available on YouTube. Chinese civilization has long viewed excellence in academics as both a matter of pragmatic necessity as well as moral cultivation. Confucius, the ancient teacher and philosopher,...
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Disintegrating the Culture of the Chinese Communist Party (Chapter Two, Part II): The CCP’s Attacks on Confucius
First published in 2006 by the Chinese-language Epoch Times, this series lays out in detail the vast system of Communist Party culture that dominates mainland China today and how it violently replaced the ancient moral...
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China’s Classic of Poetry : An Ancient Work Advocating Virtue and Morality
The Classic of Poetry (詩經 Shijing) is China's first collection of poems. Initially called "Poetry" or “300 poems,” it was later listed as one of the Confucian classics and called the Classic of Poetry. It...
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Disintegrating the Culture of the Chinese Communist Party (Chapter Two, Part I): The Establishment of Communist Party Culture
First published in 2006 by the Chinese-language Epoch Times, this series lays out in detail the vast system of Communist Party culture that dominates mainland China today and how it violently replaced the ancient moral...
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Understanding I Ching or ‘Book of Changes’
While fresh and interesting subjects can inspire our creativity and provide new perspectives on alternative healthcare and holistic living, The I Ching, or Book of Changes, is a timeless source of knowledge and wisdom. One...
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Jun Zi: Confucius’ Teachings on Being a Gentleman
Jun Zi (君子), an ancient Chinese term, describes a virtuous man who is forever striving to perfect his character through virtue and morality; namely, a gentleman. “A true gentleman needs to possess the qualities of...
Heroes of Ancient China: The Great Spiritual Teacher Lao Zi
As the founder of Daoism and the author of Dao De Ching (道德經), Lao Zi helped shape traditional Chinese culture. The following conversations with his disciples offer some insight into his spiritual achievements.   Confucius learns...
Following the Middle Path: The Righteous Integrity of Confucius’ Grandson
With the possible exception of the semi-legendary Japanese imperial line, the family with the world’s longest-running genealogical record is that of the Chinese educator Confucius. And were it not for the efforts of his progeny,...
The Confucius Institute is an important part of China's overseas soft propaganda setup.
Lawmakers Concerned as Biden Quietly Reverses Trump-era Rule on Confucius Institutes
Former President Trump had issued a proposed policy requiring U.S. schools to disclose their “Confucius Institute” partnerships. However, on Jan. 26, just days after his inauguration, President Joe Biden quietly rescinded the proposal, which aimed...
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...
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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...