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Transforming King Wen of Chu Into a Powerful Leader

Many stories were passed down from the Spring and Autumn Period of the Zhou Dynasty (770-476 B.C). One of the most famous stories was...

Exploring Chinese Idioms: Watering Melon Fields

In China, there is a popular saying that goes like this: “Irrigating the neighboring state’s melon fields” or simply “Watering melon fields.” This Chinese...

The Predestined Nature of Selfishness, Stubbornness, and Irresponsibility

In the Spring and Autumn Period, Gou Jian, the King of Yue, had a diligent servant named Fan Li, who was from Chu. Unfortunately,...

The Filial Piety of Duke Zhuang of Zheng Was Very Well Known

Ji Wusheng (757-701 B.C.), later known as Duke Zhuang of Zheng, was born to be the ruler of the State of Zheng during the...

Trust Enables a Hero of His Time

Guan Zhong (723 ~ 645 B.C.) was born in what is today's Anhui Province. He and Bao Shuya had been very close since they...

A Consort’s Wisdom Saved the King and His Kingdom (Part 2)

King Zhuang was very fond of the company of his minister Yu Qiuzi and he would spend endless days and nights in discussions with...

A Consort’s Wisdom Saved the King and His Kingdom (Part 1)

King Zhuang of the Chu State (reign 613-591 B.C.) was the most accomplished monarch among the five rulers during the Spring and Autumn period...

Yan Zi’s Wisdom

In the Spring and Autumn Period, Yan Zi was a high official in the Qi State. Yan Zi was well known for his intelligent...

How a Country Woman Made a Minister Look Inside Himself

After a collision with another vehicle, how does one properly and effectively resolve the matter? Should people handle it with confrontation? Or should they...

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