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Jiang Taigong Fishing, Those Who Are Willing to Hook

Jiang Taigong is a popular name for Jiang Ziya, a statesman and strategist of King Wen of the Zhou State in ancient China. He, at the age of 80, helped the young King Wu overthrow the Shang Dynasty and establish the Zhou Dynasty. Jiang was a senior official during the reign of King Zhou of [...]

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Idiom Story – Penetrating Portrait

The great calligrapher Wang Xizhi, being revered as "sage" by later generations, was born in Linyi city, Shandong province during the Eastern Jin Dynasty. Wang Xizhi showed his potential in calligraphy when he was just seven years old. He was also quit diligent since his childhood. At one time, he liked to practice writing by [...]

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Wu Daozi, Sage in Chinese Painting

In Chinese history, three people are adored as sages. They are the calligraphy sage Wang Xizhi of the West Jin Dynasty (265-316), the poem sage Du Fu of the Tang Dynasty and the painting sage Wu Daozi, also of the Tang Dynasty. Born in Yangzhai (present-day Yu County in Henan Province), Wu lost both his [...]

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