不善始者不善终bú shàn shǐ zhě bù shàn zhōng Need to plan everything from the beginning 当局者迷,旁观者清dāng jú zhě mí, páng guān zhě qīng If too closely involved may not see all the issues objectively 近朱者赤,近墨者黑jìn zhū zhě chì, jìn mò zhě hēi Taking on the color of the company kept. Adapting to surroundings 能者多劳néng zhě duō láo Busy people are busy because they are capable 有志者,事竟成yǒu zhì zhe, shì jìng chéng It requires ambition to succeed in life 智者千虑必有一失zhì zhě qiān l? bì yǒu yī shī One small mistake does not discredit a wise person
An introduction to get you started with spoken and written Chinese. Explains key concepts and starts with the most common and useful words and phrases in Chinese.
The concept of China as center of the civilized world came about in the Zhou dynasty about 3,000 years ago. The dynastic capital at Luoyang, Henan was considered to be the very center with concentric rings of increasing barbarism the further out you traveled. The feeling of the only 'real' civilization centered in China persisted into the 19th century when military superiority of the European 'barbarians' was proved in warfare. There is a deep-rooted feeling that the philosophic traditions developed in the Zhou period are still relevant and still superior to other systems elsewhere. Read More
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