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Three Moves by Mencius’s Mother

The allusion comes from The Biography of Mencius’ Mother Biographies of Outstanding Women by Liu Xiang, one of the greatest letters in the Han Dynasty. When Meng Ke, known later on as Mencius, was still a child, his mother and him lived near a graveyard. As Meng Ke played in the yard, what he imitated [...]

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The Pot Calling the Kettle Black

Idiom in Chinese language often refers to a category of fixed phrase which has been through long-term use and high refinement. This language formation is a concise unit larger than word, yet has grammatical functions equivalent to the word, often full of profound ideological content, brief, and easy to use or remember. Chinese Idioms have [...]

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Confucianism, a majoy system of thought in China, developed from the teachings of Confucius and his disciples. Confucianism is concerned with principles for good conduct, practical wisdom, and proper social relationships. Confucianism has influenced Chinese attitudes towards life, set patterns for living and defined standards and social values, while providing the background for Chinese political [...]

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