The Inspirational Story of Kou Zhun’s Mother: A Lesson in Moral Education

Chinese painting of Kou Zhun, an official during the Northern Song Dynasty.

Kou Zhun, a renowned minister during the Northern Song Dynasty, was profoundly shaped by the moral education and guidance bestowed upon him by his devoted mother. (Image: Public Domain via Wikimedia)

Historical Tale From China: Murong Yanchao Outsmarts a Swindler

The tower in Kaiyuan Temple with cherry blossoms.

During the Later Han Dynasty (947-950), Yunzhou's leading commander, Murong Yanchao, was celebrated for his exceptional wit and knack for capturing thieves. (Image: Listen900701 via Dreamstime)

Wealth and Fate: The Salt Merchant’s Ambitious Son

Vintage open chest, coins on a wooden table, and a bright light from inside the chest.

Wealth may flow abundantly, but it's our fate that truly dictates its lasting impact on our lives. (Image: Elena Sergeeva via Dreamstime)

2 Mysterious Ancient Chinese Bottles

A blue bottle.

Jia Lan had a realization, so he started digging near the spring and discovered two ancient blue copper bottles covered in green rust. (Image: Pete Favelle via Dreamstime)

Song Dynasty Love Story: The Tale of Liu Tingyi

Artwork titled 'Lone Scholar in the Autumn Woods' by Zhang Daqian, using ink and color on paper.

Liu Tingyi was an official during the Song Dynasty renowned for his unwavering love and commitment to his blind wife, a tale that even moved the famous poet, Su Dongpo. (Image: Zhang Daqian via artnet)

Heaven’s Wrath: How Ancient Chinese Rulers Responded to Natural Disasters (Part 1)

Dead trees surrounded by flood waters.

The ancients viewed natural disasters as a manifestation of Heaven's wrath and a warning sign for rulers to correct their wrongdoings and promote virtuous governance. (Image: Tanes Ngamsom via Dreamstime)

Blossoming Heroines: The Story of Chunyu Tiying in Ancient China (Part 2)

Corporal punishment.

In the 13th year of Emperor Wen’s reign, during the Han period (167 B.C.), Chunyu Tíying's father, Chunyu Yi, was found guilty of a crime and sentenced to corporal punishment. (Image: Casimirokt via Dreamstime)

Emperor Taizong’s Pardon: How Trust and Compassion Defined the Golden Age of the Tang Dynasty

Illustration of Emperor Taizong, the second emperor of the Tang Dynasty, on top of a map of China.

Emperor Taizong's compassionate pardon of death row prisoners during the golden age of the Tang Dynasty showcases a remarkable interplay of trust, mercy, and moral standards in ancient Chinese society. (Image: Zhiqing via Kan Zhong Guo)

Blossoming Heroines: Stories of 3 Extraordinary Young Girls in Ancient China (Part 1)

Illustration of three Chinese women wearing ancient clothing.

Three girls, with their combined intellect and courage, stepped up to save their endangered fathers, leaving a brilliant legacy. (Image: via Public Domain)

Legend of General Yang Yanzhao and the Ma Bao Spring

Artist's illustration of the Legend of General Yang Yanzhao with his white horse and the discovery of Ma Bao Spring.

General Yang Yanzhao's horse miraculously uncovers the Ma Bao Spring, providing a much-needed source of water for his troops and the local community during a time of dire need. (Image: Xia Qiongfen via The Epoch Times)