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Browse terms in alphabetical order according to their Chinese Pinyin.

Chinese Pinyin: Qiantang Meng
Chinese: 钱塘梦
Name Of Image: The dream by the Qiantang River
Description:

A scholar official Sima You (司马槱) dreamed of a beautiful girl presenting a song to him. The girl was none other than a famous courtesan Su Xiaoxiao ( 苏小小) who lived by the Qiantang River and was in the local […]

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Chinese Pinyin: Qiuhu Xi Qi
Chinese: 秋胡戏妻 (鲁洁妇)
Name Of Image: Qiuhu trying to seduce his own wife
Description:

Qiuhu (秋胡), a native of the state of Lu during the Spring and Autumn period (770-476 BCE), was ordered to take up an official post in the state of Chen a scant five days after his marriage to Jiefu (洁妇), […]

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Chinese Pinyin: Qu Yuan Yu Yu Fu
Chinese: 屈原遇渔父
Name Of Image: Qu Yuan Meeting a Fisherman
Description:

These set of images portray the last moment of the life of Qu Yuan 屈原 (340 – 278BCE), an important Chinese poet and politician, who was in exile in the wilderness because of his unsuitable political stance in court. He […]

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