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Sima Guang took such good care of his library collection that, even after decades of use, his books remained as good as new.

Dizi Gui (弟子规) : Treating Books The Right Way

Dizi Gui (弟子规) (Standards for Being a Good Student and Child) is an ancient Chinese text for children that teaches moral values and proper etiquette. It was written during the Qing Dynasty during the reign of Emperor Kangxi (康熙帝) (1661-1722) by Li Yuxiu. Beneath the conservative, “old-school” verbose of this ancient classic, one can still

A Reflection of One’s Inner Soul

Dizi Gui (弟子规) : Chinese Calligraphy: A Reflection of One’s Inner Soul

Dizi Gui (Standards for Being a Good Student and Child) is an ancient Chinese text for children that teaches moral values and proper etiquette. It was written during the Qing Dynasty during the reign of Emperor Kangxi (1661-1722) by Li Yuxiu.  Beneath the conservative, “old-school” verbose of this ancient classic, one can still find gems

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 write them down right away; that way I can ask others and learn the true meaning. Dizi Gui (Standards for

statue of Shang Yang.

The Rise and Fall of an Ancient Chinese Tyrant

While the social and spiritual teachings of Confucius are now synonymous with traditional Chinese society itself, the first imperial dynasty, the powerful Qin state (221 to 206 B.C.), employed the harsh ideology of legalism. According to the proponents of this strict form of governance, a monarch should seek to acquire as much political power as

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Dizi Gui (弟子规): Theory vs. Practice: Getting the Balance Right

Dizi Gui (Standards for Being a Good Student and Child) is an ancient Chinese text for children that teaches moral values and proper etiquette. It was written during the Qing Dynasty during the reign of Emperor Kangxi (1661-1722) by Li Yuxiu.  Beneath the conservative, “old-school” verbose of this ancient classic, one can still find gems

Shape Up Your Posture the Chinese Way

The ancient Chinese, like modern psychologists and physicians, regarded good posture as a key to maintaining physical vigour and spiritual health. According to traditional Chinese medicine and philosophy, your stance and gait play not only a significant physical role, but reflects your inner character as well. Hence the traditional proverb: “Stand like a pine, sit

Sun Jing tying his hair to a beam.

Dizi Gui (弟子规): Ancient Ideas to Stay Focused While Studying (Part 1)

Beneath the conservative, “old-school” verbose of this ancient classic, one can still find gems of wisdom that remain surprisingly relevant to our modern society. A new lesson is covered in each issue. In traditional Chinese culture and thought, education and studying are considered an utmost priority. The ancients further emphasized the need for complete concentration

Zisi (Chinese: 子思; c. 481–402 BCE),

Graciously Listening to Suggestions and Criticism 

Zisi (子思) (481–402 B.C.)was the grandson and disciple of Confucius, who  served as advisor to the King of Wei. During his service, Zisi noticed that whenever the King made less-than-ideal decisions, all his ministers would still condone it. So he remarked to the royal court, “The King of Wei does not conduct himself like a

Bao Zheng was a Song Dynasty magistrate legendary for his filial piety, stern manner, impartial judgments, and intolerance of corruption and injustice. In various forms of popular culture, he is often portrayed with a stern black face and a light crescent-shaped birthmark on his forehead.

Bao Zheng: Symbol of Justice and Fairness

Bao Zheng (A.D. 999–1062) was a well-known official and judge in the Northern Song Dynasty. During his service, he fought vigorously against corruption, solved many complicated cases, and punished corrupt governors, abusive relatives of high-ranking officials, and crafty businessmen. Bao won wide respect and popularity from the people in the regions he served. His uprightness,

Gems From People of Virtue

Dizi Gui (弟子规) : Gems From People of Virtue

Dizi Gui (弟子规) (Standards for Being a Good Student and Child) is an ancient Chinese text for children that teaches moral values and etiquette. It was written during the Qing Dynasty during the reign of Emperor Kangxi  (康熙帝) (1661-1722) by Li Yuxiu. Beneath the conservative, “old-school” verbose of this ancient classic, one can still find

An Ancient Chinese Story: Forfeiting the Chance to Become Immortal

An Ancient Chinese Story: Forfeiting The Chance To Become Immortal

Li Linfu was a prime minister during the Tang Dynasty. As a child, he lived in the eastern capital of Louyang and loved to play all day long. Because he was always occupied with playing, he didn’t learn how to read until he was 20 years old. Linfu’s hobbies included hunting, playing polo, and raising

Fan Zhongyan

Dizi Gui (弟子规) : Gems From People of Virtue

Dizi Gui (弟子规) (Standards for Being a Good Student and Child) is an ancient Chinese text for children that teaches moral values and etiquette. It was written during the Qing Dynasty during the reign of Emperor Kangxi  (康熙帝) (1661-1722) by Li Yuxiu. Beneath the conservative, “old-school” verbose of this ancient classic, one can still find

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Dizi Gui (弟子规) : Characteristics of a Great Boss

Epoch Times Staff Dizi Gui (弟子规) (Standards for Being a Good Student and Child) is an ancient Chinese text for children that teaches moral values and etiquette. It was written during the Qing Dynasty during the reign of Emperor Kangxi  (康熙帝) (1661-1722) by Li Yuxiu.  Beneath the conservative, “old-school” verbose of this ancient classic, one

Lu Mengzheng (吕蒙正)

Dizi Gui (弟子规) : Letting Go Of Grievances-The Mark Of A Gentleman

Dizi Gui (弟子规) (Standards for Being a Good Student and Child) is an ancient Chinese text for children that teaches moral values and etiquette. It was written during the Qing Dynasty during the reign of Emperor Kangxi  (康熙帝) (1661-1722) by Li Yuxiu. Beneath the conservative, “old-school” verbose of this ancient classic, one can still find

Dizi Gui (弟子规): The Signs of a True Friend

Dizi Gui (弟子规) (Standards for Being a Good Student and Child) is an ancient Chinese text for children that teaches moral values and etiquette. It was written during the Qing Dynasty during the reign of Emperor Kangxi  (康熙帝) (1661-1722) by Li Yuxiu. Beneath the conservative, “old-school” verbose of this ancient classic, one can still find

The Seven Scholars of Jian An (建安七子). One of the seven scholars, Wang Can (王粲), was motivated to achieve great heights through the support of Cai Yong (蔡邕), a famous Chinese literary figure.

Dizi Gui (弟子规) : Sharing Others’ Good Deeds is a Good in Itself

Dizi Gui (弟子规) (Standards for Being a Good Student and Child) is an ancient Chinese text for children that teaches moral values and etiquette. It was written during the Qing Dynasty during the reign of Emperor Kangxi  (康熙帝) (1661-1722) by Li Yuxiu. Beneath the conservative, “old-school” verbose of this ancient classic, one can still find

Dizi Gui (弟子规) : Love Is… Being Considerate of Others’ Feelings

Dizi Gui (弟子规) (Standards for Being a Good Student and Child) is an ancient Chinese text for children that teaches moral values and etiquette. It was written during the Qing Dynasty during the reign of Emperor Kangxi  (康熙帝) (1661-1722) by Li Yuxiu. Beneath the conservative, “old-school” verbose of this ancient classic, one can still find

Dizi Gui (弟子规) : Simple Steps to Love All Equally

Dizi Gui (弟子规) : Simple Steps to Love All Equally

Dizi Gui (弟子规) (Standards for Being a Good Student and Child) is an ancient Chinese text for children that teaches moral values and etiquette. It was written during the Qing Dynasty during the reign of Emperor Kangxi  (康熙帝) (1661-1722) by Li Yuxiu. Beneath the conservative, “old-school” verbose of this ancient classic, one can still find

Dizi Gui (弟子规) : Handling Criticism and Praise Effectively 

Epoch Times Staff Dizi Gui (弟子规) (Standards for Being a Good Student and Child) is an ancient Chinese text for children that teaches moral values and etiquette. It was written during the Qing Dynasty during the reign of Emperor Kangxi (康熙帝) (1661-1722) by Li Yuxiu. Beneath the conservative, “old-school” verbose of this ancient classic, one

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