Overcoming Fate: A Chinese Family Reshapes Their Destiny

The Huai River wetland park.

For generations, a Chinese family grappled with a watery curse, their destiny entwined with its deceptive calm. (Image: Hejinghua via Dreamstime)

One Good Turn Deserves Another

Statue of an ancient soldier on China's Great Wall.

At the end of the Ming Dynasty, a wealthy man was forced to flee from a war with his only son. (Image: Inna Felker via Dreamstime)

8 Thoughtful Answers a Wise Father Gives His Son

Asian father and young son sitting on the grass and laughing together.

The relationship between a father and son is very important. (Image: Imtmphoto via Dreamstime)

A General Cleans a Soldier’s Shoes

Paratroopers in a plane.

On a night in 1944, a troop of soldiers assembled at the British military airfield waiting for the inspection by General Marley. (Image: via Smithsonian NASM)