Tag: traditional-culture

Traditional Chinese medicine indicates that gold and silver are not only beautiful but also healthy to wear.
Silver and Gold Jewelry: Worn in Ancient China for Beauty and Health
In ancient times, the Chinese had a saying: wearing silver will bring health and wealth. Li Shizhen, known as the father of traditional Chinese medicine, recorded in the "Compendium of Materia Medica" that silver has...
The great Chinese thinker Confucius founded the moral philosophy and political science of Confucianism 2500 years ago.
How Confucius Customized Instruction to Each Student
Often considered China’s “paragon of sages,” Confucius spent his life passing on traditional culture. He valued Bildung, and throughout his life, he was "never tired of learning, and never weary of teaching others." His student,...
A girl wearing a mask sits in a classroom in Brequigny high school in Rennes, western France, on September 1, 2020. France’s Minister of National Education kiboshed the use of “woke” inclusive wording and the use of the French “midpoint” mechanic, fearing the language and its international reputation will otherwise be ruined.
France Bars Gender Inclusive ‘Midpoint’ Pronouns
The French government has banned the country’s educators from using gender-neutral language when teaching students, citing a fear of destroying the language and creating obstacles to people’s learning. Jean-Michel Blanquer, France’s Minister of National Education,...
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...