Chinese Cultural Studies: Selection from Zhuangzi

Hui Shi said to Zhuangzi, "I have a large tree, of the sort people call a shu tree. Its trunk is too gnarled for...

Fan Zhongyan: Be the first to bear the world’s hardship, and the last to...

Fan Zhongyan is one of the most prominent figures in the Chinese history, as a founder of Neo-Confucianism and a great statesman, philosopher, writer, educator, military strategist, and philanthropist of...

Li Qingzhao: the most famous female poet in Song Dynasty

Li Qingzhao was born in 1084 in modern Shandong province. She was born to a family of scholar-officials, and her father was a student of the great poet Su...

Ouyang Xiu: an ideal example of the scholar-official committed to both public service and...

Ouyang Xiu was a scholar-official, essayist, historian, poet, calligrapher, and epigrapher of the Song dynasty. He is considered the central figure of the Eight Masters of the Tang...

大學 – Da Xue

Also known as: "The great learning" What the Great Learning teaches, is to illustrate illustrious virtue; to renovate the people; and to rest in the...

中庸 – Zhong Yong

Also known as: "The state of equilibrium and harmony" What Heaven has conferred is called The Nature; an accordance with this nature is called The...

THE ART OF WAR BY SUN WU – 4

Chapter 10 Terrain Sunzi said: We may distinguish six kinds of terrain, to wit: (1) Accessible ground; (2) entangling ground; (3) temporizing ground; (4) narrow passes;...

THE ART OF WAR BY SUN WU – 3

Chapter 7 Maneuvering Sunzi said: In war, the general receives his commands from the sovereign. Having collected an army and concentrated his forces, he must blend...

THE ART OF WAR BY SUN WU – 2

Chapter 4 Tactical Dispositions Sunzi said: The good fighters of old first put themselves beyond the possibility of defeat, and then waited for an opportunity of...

The Art of War by Sun Wu – 1

Chapter 1 Laying Plans Sunzi said: The art of war is of vital importance to the State. It is a matter of life and death, a...

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