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.

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.

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.

Great Writing Comes From the Heart

March 4, 2013, 6:05 pm

Great literary works can evoke a multitude of emotions, yet can also nourish people’s hearts. But how does one create great books or articles? And how does a writer find the [...]

The Chinese Lantern Festival, Yuan Xiao Jie!

February 24, 2013, 9:54 pm

The Lantern Festival ends the 15-day celebration of Chinese New Year. As a result, it is an exciting festival that draws huge crowds of people out to celebrate under the full moon.

Chinese Characters for War: Zhàn Zhēng 戰爭

February 22, 2013, 10:58 am

The Chinese character combination 戰爭 (zhàn zhēng) stands for war, as does the first character alone, 戰 (zhàn).

Chinese Idiom: Concealing an Illness and Avoiding Treatment

February 22, 2013, 10:55 am

The Chinese idiom 諱疾忌醫, pronounced huì jí jì yī, refers to concealing an illness and avoiding treatment.

Chinese Idiom: Subduing the Enemy Without War

February 22, 2013, 10:50 am

The Chinese idiom 不戰屈人, pronounced bù zhàn qū rén, refers to the idea of subduing the enemy without war.

Chinese Idiom: Playing the Qin to a Cow

February 22, 2013, 10:42 am

The Chinese idiom “playing the qin to a cow” describes the wasted effort of talking to someone who cannot or will not understand.

Sun Bin: Distinguished Military Strategist After Sun Zi

February 14, 2013, 6:24 pm

Sun Bin overcame a treacherously wrought disability to become a great military strategist in Chinese history.

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