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Chinese Pinyin: Yi Qin Yi He
Chinese: 一琴一鹤
Name Of Image: A Qin Zither and a Pet Crane
Description:

Zhao Bian (赵抃, 1008 – 84) was held in high esteem all his life and posthumously because of his incorruptibility and sound statesmanship during his entire career. His prize possessions were legendarily well-known: a qin zither and two pets, a …

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Chinese Pinyin: Yu Bang Xiang Zheng, Yu Weng De Li
Chinese: 鹬蚌相争, 渔翁得利
Name Of Image: In the fight between the sandpiper and the clam, the fisherman has the best of it
Description:

The story scene refers to an old Chinese saying: in the fight between the sandpiper and the clam, the fisherman has the best of it. This parable came from an ancient Chinese text entitled ‘Strategies of the Warring States (战国策 …

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Chinese Pinyin: Yue Xia Jia Qi
Chinese: 月下佳期
Name Of Image: Consummation of Love from Western Chamber
Description:

Romance of the Western Chamber (西厢记) is the most popular love comedy in late imperial China. In the story, Scholar Zhang (张生) falls in love with a beautiful lady named Cui Yingying (崔莺莺), who happens to be stranded in a …

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