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    陶朱公 Tao Zhu Gong, venerated as a symbol of wealth Tao Zhu Gong (536-448 BCE) is more commonly known as Fan Li. He was a distinguished politician, military stra…
  • CHINESE WISDOM
    柿叶临书 Practicing calligraphy on the leaves of persimmon trees Zheng Qian (691-759), from the Tang Dynasty, was a poet, painter and calligrapher who was hail…
  • Mythology
    精卫填海Jingwei is trying to fill up the sea According to the Classic of Mountains and Seas, or Shan Hai Jing, a Chinese collection of myths and mythic geography co…
  • Art pursuit
    名师出高徒 A famous teacher raises up a brilliant student. This phrase means that accomplished disciples owe their accomplishments to their teachers. 师父领进…
  • Great Men
    君使臣以礼,臣事君以忠 A king should employ his ministers according to the rules of propriety, ministers should serve their king with loyalty. The phrase is common…
  • Sea and water
    海枯终见底,人死不知心 You can see the seas’ bottom when it runs dry, but you can never read a man’s mind even when he is on his deathbed. The phrase …
  • Communication and transportation
    一传十,十传百 One person told ten; ten told a hundred. The phrase is a description of how news can spread quickly. 好事不出门,坏事传千里 News of good beha…
  • Prevention
    君子防患于未然 A gentleman tries to take preventive measures before trouble happens. This saying is used in the same context as the English proverb: An ounce of p…
  • Building
    安得广厦千万间,大庇天下寒士俱欢颜 How I wish there were tens of millions of spacious mansions, to protect all the poor scholars of the world. The phrase comes fr…