Culture

Move Over, Tiger Moms: Meet Three Amazing Mothers of Ancient China

Recent years have seen the popularization of “tiger moms”—whose relentless, draconian measures supposedly guarantee their children successful, high-paying careers—in describing the archetypal Chinese mother. To be sure, the ancient Chinese valued industriousness, but they held […]

Culture

Ti Ying: Daughter of Great Courage

In the early Han Dynasty (漢朝) (206 B.C.–A.D. 220) of China, there were the “Five Punishments” of which four were severe corporal punishments. This part of the penal system was once widely imposed during the […]