Tag: confucius

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 However, on Jan. 26, just days after his inauguration, President Joe Biden quietly rescinded the proposal, which aimed...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 Traditional Virtue of Filial Piety Is Well Preserved in Taiwan
Well goes an old saying: “Of all virtues, filial piety is the first (百善孝為先).”  Filial piety is a traditional virtue of respecting and caring for one's parents and ancestors.  The Chinese character for filial piety...
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...
An American’s Love, and Sorrow, for China
In 1961, a little boy walked into a Boston art museum and fell in love with paintings from China’s Song Dynasty period. That boy is now an eminent expert on China, a Harvard-educated historian who...
How the Pursuit of Extremes Doomed China’s Sui Dynasty
The Sui Dynasty (A.D. 581-618) was the seventh major dynasty in Chinese history. Though very powerful, it lasted less than 40 years across the reign of just two emperors: Yang Jian (楊堅) and his son...