A Tale of Two Brides

For thousands of years, the Five Cardinal Virtues—benevolence, righteousness, courtesy, wisdom, and faith—have guided the Chinese people in governance, family, and individual conduct. First taught by the sage Confucius, they form the cornerstone of traditional […]

Sun Bin(孙膑), descended from Sun Wu,author of the “Art of War”

The Search for the ‘Art of War’

Sun Zi’s (孙子)timeless primer on strategy, “The Art of War”, has informed the thoughts of many a calculating mind, from generals to CEOs—and it also saved Sun’s own descendant in China, Sun Bin (孙膑), from […]


Dizi Gui (弟子规): Persistence and Curiosity Maketh the Renaissance Man

宽为限,紧用功;工夫到,滞塞通。 读书计划可以定得宽松一点,但读书时要加紧用功;下的工夫够了,不懂的地方自然就明白了。 心有疑,随札记;就人问,求确义。 心里有疑问,就立刻做笔记;找人请教,寻求正确的意思。 I will give myself lots of time to study, but I will study hard. If I devote enough time and effort, I will thoroughly understand. When I have questions, I will […]