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Browse terms in alphabetical order according to their Chinese Pinyin.

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: 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: 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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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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Chinese Pinyin: San Suan Tu
Chinese: 三酸图
Name Of Image: Picture of Three Sours
Description:

One day during Su Shi (苏轼, 1037 – 1101)’s exile in Huangzhou, Hubei province, his friend, Fo Yin (佛印, 1032 – 98) invited him and Huang Tingjian (黄庭坚, 1045 – 1105) to taste the ‘Peach-Blossom-Flavoured Vinegar’, made with a famous […]

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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 […]

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Chinese Pinyin: Xiahou Dun Ba Shi Dan Jing
Chinese: 夏侯惇拔矢啖睛
Name Of Image: Xiahou Dun Yanking an Arrow that Pierced His Eyeball
Description:

Xiahou Dun (夏侯惇, died 13 June 220) was one of Cao Cao’s (曹操, 155 – 220) most valued generals in the late Eastern Han dynasty (东汉, 25–220) of China. Xiahou showed his strong temperament even when he was in his […]

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