The Great Learning • Da Xue 大學 Confucian Teaching

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The way of great learning lies in illuminating bright virtue; Holding people dear and stopping only at utmost goodness. To illuminate brightest virtue under Heaven, ancients governed their states first. To govern their states, they first put their families in order. To put their families in order, they first cultivated their body. To cultivate their body, […]

Sun Si Miao’s Code of Ethics

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Sun Si Miao [581—682 A.D.] was a famous Chinese alchemist, scholar, and clinician. He is credited with the first code of ethics for doctors, less a formal code per se, and more of the philosophy of a virtuous physician and values that suggest an ethical practitioner. The principles primarily focus upon compassion, justice, beneficence, and […]

The Humility of Mr. Bai Fang Li

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Using the money he earned from peddling rickshaw, Mr. Bái Fāng lǐ contributed what is estimated to be 350,000 yuan ($57,000. usd) to financing more than 300 students’ school tuition and living expenses, helping them to advance by way of their studies. Mr. Bai’s daughter recalls, “He suffered and curtailed his own needs throughout his life, […]

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