Tag: middle-path

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,...
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...