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Chinese Pinyin: Kongzi Jian Laozi
Chinese: 孔子见老子
Name Of Image: Confucius consulting Laozi
Description:

Ancient literature shows that Laozi (Lao Tzu, 老子) served as the Keeper of the Imperial Archives of the Eastern Zhou court (东周, 770 – 258BCE). He must have greatly benefited from the perk of the job – the easy access …

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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: 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 (三國演義), 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 the promise …

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

Lü Bu (吕布, 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 Lü 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: 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
Description:

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 …

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Chinese Pinyin: Ni Jin Bao Jie
Chinese: 泥金报捷
Name Of Image: Yingying receiving good news delivered by the pageboy
Description:

Story from the Romance of the Western Chamber– a famous Chinese play written in Yuan dynasty (1271- 1368): On his way to the capital to take civil-service exams, Scholar Zhang (张生) fell in love with the beautiful Cui Yingying (崔莺莺), …

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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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