Chinese Idioms and Their Stories: ‘Battle at the Riverfront’

A willow tree along a river at sunset.

The guard looked around him and saw a willow tree growing horizontally next to the road, so he said, “This willow tree hinders everyone from walking; I will remove it for you.” (Image: Shiva Kesch via Dreamstime)

Lessons From Sun Tzu’s ‘The Art of War’ That Putin Ignored

Russian President Vladimir Putin.

Russian President Vladimir Putin. (Image: via The Kremlin)

The Mighty Virtue of General Han Xin

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Bamboo copy of the 'The Art of War.'

In the Qing Dynasty, during the Qianlong reign there was an examination testing site in Jiangnan Township where a candidate named Yu from Jiangyin was sitting in the first session. (Image: vlasta2 via Flikr)