CULTURE

How to Handle Conflict Like an Ancient Chinese Boss

It seems like every week there’s another news story about a small dispute erupting into extreme violence, or even murder. We’ve all seen the shocking headlines, such as “Man charged with trying to kill co-worker with wrench” and “Neighbor feud escalates to weed whacker attack.” “How could anyone be so insane and irrational?” we may …

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The Most Important Figures of Chinese History: China Under the First Emperor

This is the tenth in a series of articles by Epoch Times staff describing the foundations of Chinese civilization, and setting forth the traditional Chinese worldview. The series surveys the course of Chinese history, showing how key figures aided in the creation of China’s divinely-inspired culture. This installment outlines the peacetime accomplishments of Emperor Qin …

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Classical Chinese Dance Competition in Tribeca Fosters Cultural Growth

NEW YORK—Contestants participating in the seventh International Classical Chinese Dance Competition completed the final rounds at the Tribeca Performing Arts Center in lower Manhattan on Oct. 21. It is the latest in a series of dance competitions hosted in New York by local Chinese-language broadcaster New Tang Dynasty Television (NTD). Winners were given medals and …

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Emperor Ming of Han Honored His Teacher and Listened to Advisers

Liu Zhuang (28-75 AD), the second emperor of the Eastern Han Dynasty, became known after his demise as Emperor Ming of Han. “Ming” means “understanding” and “bright” in Chinese. It was during his reign (57-75 AD) that Buddhism began to spread into China. The following stories reveal his respectfulness and willingness to listen to advisers. …

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Yang Zhen: ‘Heaven Knows, Earth Knows, You Know, and I Know’

Yang Zhen was from Huayin County (now in Shanxi Province) in the Eastern Han Dynasty (25-220 AD). He was well-known for his knowledge and wisdom, but what made him stand out as a respectable figure in history was his honesty and uprightness. Yang’s quote “Heaven knows, earth knows, you know, and I know” has become …

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