Tag Archives: confucius

The Mythology of Mahjong

I’ve never played Mahjong, but I understand that, despite the fact the tiles with which the game is played are similar to dominoes, the rules are actually a lot like those to rummy. The aim is to collect sets of … Continue reading

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The Tao Te Ching Industrial Average

Since we looked at Confucius last week, it only makes sense to move on to his supposed contemporary Lao-Tzu. Not a whole lot is known about him, and even what is known might not be accurate. The name Lao-Tzu, or … Continue reading

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State of Confucianism

Today, we take a trip back to the Warring States period of Chinese history, and to a a guy called Confucius, legendary sage and subject of a lot of broken English jokes. The traditional dates given for his lifetime are … Continue reading

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