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Chinese Pinyin: Wang Xiang Wo Bing Qiu Li
Chinese: 王祥卧冰求鲤
Name Of Image: Wang Xiang Lay on Ice to Catch Carp
Description:

Wang Xiang (王祥 185-269) served as the Grand Protector (taibao 太保) in the Western Jin court (西晋 265-316 CE) and, as a significant politician, has his biography in the Book of Jin (jinshu 晋书), an official historical text covering the …

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Chinese Pinyin: Wei Jie
Chinese: 卫玠
Name Of Image: Wei Jie
Description:

Wei Jie (卫玠, 286-312) was admired as a handsome “jade man’ when he appeared in his signature goat-drawn carriage in town. Wei Jie shone like a piece of gleaming diamond whichever company he was in. On 17th century porcelain, the …

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