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Chinese Pinyin: Chang E
Chinese: 嫦娥
Name Of Image: Chang E

A legend recorded in a Chinese book, Huainanzi (淮南子), compiled around 139 BCE says a beautiful girl called Chang E (嫦娥) has been living on the moon for thousands of years. Chang E swallowed elixir and her body became so …

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Chinese Pinyin: Chen Ping Fen Rou
Chinese: 陈平分肉
Name Of Image: Chen Ping Dividing Meat

Young Chen Ping (陈平, ?–178 BCE), later a minister of Western Han dynasty, as being an exemplar of fairness in his everyday work. According to Sima Qian’s (司马迁, 145BCE – ?) famous work Historical Records – Prime Minister Chen’s Family …

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