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Alternatively, browse terms in alphabetical order according to their Chinese Pinyin 汉语拼音

Chinese Pinyin: Meng Haoran Ta Xue Xun Mei
Chinese: 孟浩然踏雪寻梅
Name Of Image: Meng Haoran Looking for Plum Blossom on a Snowy Day

Meng Haoran (孟浩然, c. 690-740) is one of the most renowned poets in Tang dynasty (618-906). He started off pursuing a civil service career and then abandoned it to concentrate on poetry. He was a major influence on other Tang …

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Chinese Pinyin: Min Zan Qing Guan Liu Jiu Xue
Chinese: 民赞清官留旧靴
Name Of Image: The Boot-Swapping Ceremony for the Departing Governor

The story scene is originated from an anecdote dating back to the Tang dynasty (618-907). Cui Rong (崔戎, 780-835) is a statesman who is important enough to have a position in the ‘Biographies’ section in the official histories The Old …

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