Stories of Integrity: Virtuous Minister Refuses to Give False Testimony

Epoch Times, Minghui.org Zhao Liangbi (1216 – 1286 AD) was a minister of the Yuan Dynasty (1271 – 1368 AD). He was an honest and upright man who took full responsibility of his decisions, and insisted on upholding the truth. During the rule of Kublai Khan, two key rebel leaders were once caught. The imperial…

Stories of Integrity: Yan Zi Admonishes the Duke of Qi

Epoch Times, Minghui.org Yan Zi was prime minister of the State of Qi during the Spring and Autumn Period. Having served three consecutive Dukes in his lifetime, he was deeply respected as an upright advisor who always gave his honest opinion. During Duke Jing of Qi’s rule, a continuous rainstorm caused severe flooding in the…

Lessons from Dizi Gui: Impressions That Last a Lifetime

By Jade Pearce | Epoch Times Staff 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…

The Treasure Voyages of Admiral Zheng He

By Yue Qing | Epoch Times Staff In 1405, during the early Ming Dynasty, the Admiral Zheng He embarked with a treasure fleet of over 240 ships and almost 28,000 crew members on the first of a series of far-reaching maritime voyages. The fleet would go on to complete a total of seven voyages over the next…

Stories from Ancient China: Guo Ziyi Acted Generously and With Integrity

By Jing Yuan and Jade Pearce | Epoch Times Staff During China’s Tang Dynasty, there was a time when the dynasty was nearly destroyed by the Anshi Rebellion. It was the great general and Minister of War, Guo Ziyi, who helped to quell the rebellion in the north, restoring control to the Tang Emperor. Shortly after,…

How to Make Tolerance Work for You—The Story of Two Melon Fields

By Jing Yuan and Jade Pearce | Epoch Times Staff When taking one step back leads to huge strides forward Most of us are taught as kids that we should never let others take advantage of us. “It’s a dog-eat-dog world out there, so be prepared to fight for what should be yours.” So we cultivate…

How to Make Tolerance Work for You—Between Colleagues

By Jing Yuan and Jade Pearce | Epoch Times Staff When taking one step back leads to huge strides forward Most of us are taught as kids that we should never let others take advantage of us. “It’s a dog-eat-dog world out there, so be prepared to fight for what should be yours.” So we cultivate…