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Sun Zi: Military Strategist and Author of ‘The Art of War’

February 12, 2013, 2:03 pm

Sun Zi, also known as Sun Wu or Sun Tzu, was a high-ranking military general in Chinese history who is known for being one of the greatest military strategists of all time.

What Chinese Say About People Born in the Year of the Snake

February 6, 2013, 11:23 am

In China, as well as in East Asia, people born in the Year of the Snake are considered to have great talent, be particularly insightful, and have keen powers of observation.

The Year of the Snake

February 5, 2013, 4:45 pm

The snake is one of the 12 animals in the cycle of the Chinese Zodiac, which uses the Chinese calendar. It is the most mysterious animal and symbolizes wisdom and the power of [...]

A Man of Insight Must Be Moral and Resolute

February 5, 2013, 3:35 pm

It is believed that a person who does not have a strong will and a high standard of morality will be unable to reach a higher attainment, no matter how intelligent he is.

Chinese Idiom: Said the Sea Turtle to a Frog in a Well

January 26, 2013, 8:25 pm

Broaden one’s horizons and let go of preconceived notions in order to be able to understand higher principles.

Chinese Idiom: Happy to Learn About One’s Own Shortcomings

January 26, 2013, 8:02 pm

“Being happy to have one’s shortcomings pointed out” is a well-known Chinese idiom that originated from Meng Zi.

Chinese Idiom: Using Pretty Words to Cover Up Faults

January 26, 2013, 1:55 am

“A person of low moral character is sure to gloss over his faults,” said Zi Xia, one of Confucius’s disciples.

Chinese Idiom: The Benevolent Has No Enemy

January 26, 2013, 12:16 am

“The benevolent has no enemy” is a well-known Chinese idiom that originated from Meng Zi.

Foundational Texts of Confucianism

December 9, 2012, 12:01 am

The “Analects of Confucius” is widely regarded as the most influential text in the history of China and East Asia.

Confucius, the Greatest Sage and Teacher in Chinese History

December 8, 2012, 11:55 pm

Confucius is honoured as the “head teacher for 10,000 years” and the “teacher of all teachers” in China.

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