Chinese Character for Fortune, Fate, Luck: Yùn (運)

April 3, 2013, 11:05 pm

The Chinese character 運 (yùn) is a pictophonetic character—one formed by combining a component that indicates the meaning with a component that indicates the sound.

Chinese Idiom: Greed Over Small Gains Brings Big Losses

March 27, 2013, 8:32 pm

People are advised not to covet small gains while overlooking what is worthwhile in the bigger picture.

Chinese Character for Forbearance: Rěn (忍)

March 27, 2013, 8:26 pm

The Chinese character for forbearance is formed by placing a “knife” over the “heart.”

Chinese Character for Intelligence and Cleverness: Cōng 聰

March 20, 2013, 9:17 pm

To thoroughly understand the truth of a matter, first listen, then observe well and think carefully.

Xu Yun’s Intelligent Wife

March 20, 2013, 9:12 pm

The story of Xu Yun’s wife tells us that what is important is a person’s inner beauty—a high moral character.

Chinese Character for Harmony: Hé 和

March 15, 2013, 11:40 pm

The character 和 (hé) portrays the traditional Chinese ideal of harmony between nature and humankind.

Guan Zhong: First Chinese Legalist and State Philosopher

March 12, 2013, 9:47 pm

Guan Zhong was a great prime minister in Chinese history, producing the first book on legalism.

Turn Adversities into Gifts

March 12, 2013, 5:50 am

Life’s meaning is not solely to endure adversities, nevertheless overcoming them is the necessary path to success for many people.

Famous Physician Chose to Be Anonymous Apprentice

March 7, 2013, 10:32 am

A renowned Chinese medical expert of the Han Dynasty decided to become another sage’s apprentice so he could learn even more.

Chinese Character for Law: Fǎ 法

March 6, 2013, 1:57 pm

The Chinese character 法 (fǎ) stands for law or method.

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