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Confucius

Also Known As: Kong Fu-Zi Confucius was a teacher, scholar and minor political official whose commentary on Chinese literary classics developed into a pragmatic philosophy for daily life. Not strict…

Lao Tzu

Also spelled Laozi or Lao TsuLegendary name at birth: Li ErhAccording to legend, Lao Tzu ("old man" or "old sage") was the ancient author of Tao Te Ching, the most widely translated Chinese work of al…

Confucianism

Confucius (K'ung Fu-tzu), born in the state of Lu (northern China), lived from 551 to 479 B.C. He was a brilliant teacher, viewing education not merely as the accumulation of knowledge but as a mean…

Sun Tzu on the Art of Warby Sun Tzu

Introduction Appreciations of Sun Tzu Bibliography Apologies for War Accustomed as we are to think of China as the greatest peace-loving nation on earth, we are in some danger of f…

Apologies for War

Appreciations of Sun TzuBibliography Apologies for War Accustomed as we are to think of China as the greatest peace-loving nation on earth, we are in some danger of forgetting that her …

History of Chopsticks

How did the Asian food utensils originate? by David Johnson "Forkchops" are chopsticks for insecure Westerners and feature chopsticks at one end and forks and knives at the oth…

Eunice Tietjens: The Most-Sacred Mountain

The Most-Sacred MountainEunice TietjensSpace, and the twelve clean winds of heaven, And this sharp exultation, like a cry, after the slow six thousand steps of climbing! This is Tai Shan, th…

Time Tangled Island: Ancient China

Factropica Fast Facts and quizzes by Mark Hughes Related Links Great Wall of China Famous Buildings and Structures Seven New Wonders …

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