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Chinese Pinyin: Laozi Chu Guan
Chinese: 老子出关
Name Of Image: Laozi exiting Han’gu Pass
Description:

Laozi (Lao Tzu) 老子is a great ancient Chinese thinker, to whom a five-thousand-character book ‘Dao de jing 道德经’, or The Scripture of the Way and Virtue, has been attributed. He is regarded as the founder of philosophical Daoism (Taoism), daojia …

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Chinese Pinyin: Laozi Qi Qing Niu
Chinese: 老子骑青牛
Name Of Image: Laozi Riding on a Black Buffalo
Description:

Laozi (Lao Tzu) 老子, literally ‘old teacher or master’, is the well-known name for a great ancient Chinese thinker, to whom a five-thousand-character book ‘Dao de jing 道德经’, or The Scripture of the Way and Virtue, has been attributed. He …

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Chinese Pinyin: Li Yuan She Ping Zhong Yan
Chinese: 李渊射屏中眼 (雀屏中选)
Name Of Image: Li Yuan Shooting the Eye of the Peacocks on the Screen
Description:

Li Yuan 李渊 (566-635 CE) excelled at horse-riding, archery, and calligraphy as a young man. He was to be the future founder (reigned 618-626 CE) of the Tang dynasty (618-907 CE). Miss Dou was exceptionally smart and her father Dou …

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Chinese Pinyin: Liu Bei Sun Quan Kan Shi Wen Tian
Chinese: 刘备孙权砍石问天
Name Of Image: Liu Bei and Sun Quan chopping stone
Description:

In the 14th-century historical novel, Romance of the Three Kingdoms (三国演义 – 甘露寺招亲), the generals in the Dongwu (东吴) kingdom conspired to murder Liu Bei (刘备), head of the Shu Han (蜀汉) kingdom, by inviting him to their territory with …

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Chinese Pinyin: Lü Bu Yuan Men She Ji
Chinese: 吕布辕门射戟
Name Of Image: Lv Bu’s Archery Stunt at the Camp Gate
Description:

Lv Bu (吕布 Lü Bu, died 199 CE) is known as an almost unchallenged fighter in the period of the Three Kingdoms (三国, 220-280 CE) in Chinese history. The scene on the vase depicts a crucial moment when Lv Bu’s …

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Chinese Pinyin: Lu Ji Huai Ju Yi Qin
Chinese: 陆绩怀橘遗亲
Name Of Image: Lu Ji Hiding Tangerines for His Mother
Description:

According to the Account of Wu (吴志) in The Records of the Three Kingdoms (三国志), Lu Ji (陆绩), was a native of Wu. At the age of six, he had an opportunity to meet Yuan Shu (袁术), who at the …

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Chinese Pinyin: Lu Yi Gu She Zi Jiu Zhi
Chinese: 鲁义姑舍子救侄
Name Of Image: The ‘Righteous Aunt’ of Lu
Description:

This is a story of a righteous woman. As the army of the state of Qi (齐国) launched an invasion against the state of Lu (鲁国), soldiers approaching a Lu suburb saw a woman struggling along the road with two …

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Chinese Pinyin: Lv Weng Bao En Song Xin Niang
Chinese: 吕翁报恩送新娘(青袍记)
Name Of Image: Lv Dongbin Sending Liang Hao a Bride to Repay him a Life Debt
Description:

The Ming-dynasty play The Story of the Blue Robe (青袍记 Qingpao ji, also called《梁氏父子传胪记》) tells the story of how Lv Dongbin (吕洞宾 Lü Dongbin or 吕纯阳), one of the Eight Daoist Immortals (八仙 baxian), survived a catastrophe with the help …

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