Sunday, September 28, 2008


In the canal sunset, 5 PM
These words are as old as the history of bronze. (Words are newly carved but the literature has a long history)
Taken from the great literature Yue-jueshu, The End Of The Kingdom Of Yue
Btw, can you recognize this man? Really really famous figure in Chinese history..


Tash said...

Confucius says: "This is a wonderful photograph." Sadly, we don't know much about Chinese history- even though I have many Chinese-American friends. My son studies China for a month last year in 7th grade, so I did learn some along with him.

magiceye said...

beautiful picture!
is it king yue? if i may hazard a guess?

JM said...

That is an awesome b&w photo! As to the man I can not have a guest because my knowledge of chinese history is unfortunatelly very limited although I am allways very interested, but names are a real problem just to start with... :-)

Hilda said...

I'm afraid I have to say I don't know too. After reading a little bit about the monkey king earlier this year, I promised myself I'll look for some good Chinese history and mythology books. Haven't found any yet, but I'll continue to keep my eyes open.

Sharon said...

Thanks for the comment on my Phoenix Daily Photo site. You are so right. I have already found some very interesting spots and have learned a lot by doing the research. It's been great fun!

HZDP said...

hahaha, confucius say:" I don't know this man as well..."(He was born 200 years ahead of this man)

I'm very happy to tell you that wrooooooong..

Thank you! yes, complicated names..

Monkey King?? Dear, You gotta pick something better...

That's right, keep researching our cities~~~

This is Emperor Qing shihuang, the emperor who first united China. And you might have a better understanding of him if I tell you those terra cotta warriors are all in his tomb...

JM said...

Ahhh... The terracota warriors!!!! Ok, now I know who he is...! :-)

Peter said...

I know a little bit about him (but would not have recognised him here) and had the previlege to see his terracotta army in Xi'an! (A small part of it was in Paris recently.)

Hilda said...

Silly — I didn't think he was the Monkey King. LOL! He's just the one who makes me want to read about Chinese history and myths.

Thanks for giving us the answer! Emperor Qing — didn't even know he had a longer name. Of course I've heard a lot about the terracotta warriors. I think we were still subscribed to the National Geographic when they were featured there. :)