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The Teaching Company Course: Confucius, Buddha, Jesus, and Muhammad

Source: The Teaching Company

Confucius. Buddha. Jesus. Muhammad. Four extraordinary sages who influenced world civilization more deeply than any other human beings in history. As just one measure of their importance, current rankings of the most influential people in history consistently put them at or near the top of the list. 2,181 more words

The Muslim Times

Face, Filial Piety and Work Motivation in Chinese Culture

“Sometimes, kids feel that studying is hard and stressful because parents are over anxious and expect too much,” writes the Student Health Service website of… 2,674 more words


Origins of Shiatsu

Acupuncture has a clearly recorded Asian history of 2 thousand years though some claim 4 or 5 thousand. Chinese think it began during the stone age when stone knives or sharp edged tools were used to puncture or drain abcesses to treat disease. 901 more words


The Concept of Face in Chinese Culture and the Difference Between Mianzi and Lian

Lu Xun, one of China’s most influential writers of the 20th century, once described “face” as the “guiding principle of the Chinese mind” (中國精神的綱領). “Face” (面子), he remarked, is “a word we hear often and understand intuitively, so we don’t think too much about it.” But Westerners seemed to struggle to grasp it. 3,986 more words


Belief vs faith

“We must here make a clear distinction between belief and faith, because, in general practice, belief has come to mean a state of mind which is almost the opposite of faith. 108 more words


"The House of Lim" and the Myth of the Harmonious Chinese Family

In 1959 the renowned American anthropologist and sinologist Arthur P. Wolf went on a study trip to Taiwan with his wife Margery. They spent two years in the house of the Lims, a “joint” family who lived in a small village in the countryside. 935 more words


Study Session for Unit Three!

You know the drill by now, guys– feel free to pop on over to the YouTube livestream to ask questions, or you can watch the review session after the fact in the video below: 24 more words