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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...
Heroes of Ancient China: Guan Yu, Warrior of Loyalty, Justice, and Righteousness
Guan Yu (關羽, 160 – 220 AD) was a well-known warrior in Chinese history. Known for his bravery and loyalty, he helped his blood-oath brother to the throne in the Three Kingdoms era (200 –...
Jade: Culturally Significant, Spiritually Priceless
Jade, as valuable as gold in Chinese culture, is precious not only for its aesthetic beauty. It possesses many unusual characteristics that give it great cultural and spiritual value. Yù (玉 jade), is one of...
Confucius taught his disciple Zi Gong many life principles that led the talented student to become an exceptional businessman.
Confucius’s Business Wisdom
Zi Gong, born in 520 BC, a native of the state of Wei, was one of Confucius’s ten most outstanding disciples. He was well rounded, a well-educated Confucian scholar, an outstanding politician, a diplomat who...
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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 Magnanimous Emperor Taizong
In the 7th century A.D., China’s Sui Dynasty collapsed. Wasteful policies and civil war devastated the country and its people. Moving out from their northern stronghold of Taiyuan, aristocrat Li Yuan and his sons raised...