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Hui Shi said to Zhuangzi, "I have a large tree, of the sort people call a shu tree. Its trunk is too gnarled for...

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Also known as: "The great learning" What the Great Learning teaches, is to illustrate illustrious virtue; to renovate the people; and to rest in the...

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After this year's national college entrance exams, Gan Fubao will have collected all 40 exam papers since the exams resumed in 1977. Gan, 70, from...

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“We were young and fought for the future together. As a wife, I got more loneliness from him than happiness, but as his fan,...

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Qu Yuan (c. 340–278 BC) was a Chinese poet and minister who lived during the Warring States period of ancient China. During King Qingxiang's reign, Prime Minister...

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The Eight Immortals (八仙) are a group of legendary immortals in Chinese mythology. Each immortal's power can be transferred to a power tool (法器)...

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