Professor Shuguang Jiang and professor Qian Wei’ co-authored paper “Confucian Culture, Moral Reminder, and Soft Corruption” was recently published in the Journal of Behavioral and Experimental Economics. They developed a gift exchange game with the attribute of soft corruption that can test subjects’ behaviors of acting both as a gift giver and as a gift recipient. In the experiment, they use an implicit priming method to make the Confucian culture mentally salient and measure its impact on subjects’ behaviors. Besides, they introduce the intervention of moral reminder to test whether changing the external environment related to the scope of self-directed moral justification affects behaviors in soft corruption. They show soft corruption is pervasive in that 65.8% of subjects choose to send a gift and only 6.2% of gift recipients would reject a gift. Subjects strongly reciprocate gifts by grading higher scores to gift-givers. Priming Confucian culture has no significant effect on gift-giving behavior while promoting the fairness of grading as a grader. The intervention of moral reminder has a limited effect on Confucian culture groups’ gift-giving behaviors and has a limited effect on the fairness of grading for the control group. They suggest Confucian culture may promote the just exercise of power when acting the role of a power holder and when no individual or related group interests are involved.