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Seems to be referring to Wu Daozi (680 – c. 760, a Chinese painter of the Tang dynasty), as depicted in the following text: Wu's death was a myth. One story says that after painting a mural about a natural scene in the palace one day, Wu drew a door on the mural in the side of a hill. Then he clapped his hands and the door opened. After entering, Wu ...


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As identified in the answer by HeyJude, this could be the story of the disappearance of Tang dynasty painter Wu Daozi (吴道子; variously transliterated as Wu Tao-tsz’, Wu Tao-Tsu, or Go Doshi). The earliest version of this story to appear in English was that of art collector William Anderson (1842–1900): The legend, which celebrates the disappearance of the ...


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How Did She Write It? The book itself contains a well-supplied appendix, and among those items, you'll find a section, "Concerning This Version," which reads... This is a rendition, not a translation. I do not know any Chinese. I could approach the text at all only because Paul Carus, in his 1898 translation of the Tao Te Ching, printed the ...


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While I've been unable to find a source which uses the precise term 'ROTK Video game' G R R Martin's LiveJournal from October 1st 2011 includes this: I have a history of being swallowed whole by videogames, which is why I don't play much these days. (I swear, I lost a novel to MASTER OF ORION, and at least a novella to BANDIT KINGS OF ANCIENT CHINA and ...


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The original Chinese title is 太阳城札记. 生命 太阳也上升了 爱情 恬静。雁群飞过 荒芜的处女地 老树倒下了,嘎然一声 空中飘落着咸涩的雨 自由 飘 撕碎的纸屑 孩子 容纳整个海洋的图画 叠成了一只白鹤 姑娘 颤动的虹 采集飞鸟的花翎 青春 红波浪 浸透孤独的桨 艺术 亿万个辉煌的太阳 呈现在打碎的镜子上 人民 月亮被撕成闪光的麦粒 播在诚实的天空和土地 劳动 手,围拢地球 命运 孩子随意敲打着栏杆 栏杆随意敲打着夜晚 信仰 羊群溢出绿色的洼地 牧童吹起单调的短笛 和平 在帝王死去的地方 那支老枪抽枝、发芽 成了残废者的拐杖 祖国 她被铸在青铜的盾牌上 靠着博物馆发黑的板墙 生活 网 Excerpt from the Chinese poetry website ...


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Since you specifically mentioned that it is a fairy tale, it is possible that it stems from "The Wonderful Chuang Brocade." Unlike the tale of Wu Daozi, it does not feature a painter disappearing in his painting. Instead, an old woman makes a marvelous brocade; some magical beings steal it to copy it; when her son tracks them down, they agree to ...


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The second quotation is about when to look for and initiate a battle. His advice is not to do so until there are obvious paths to victory. Thinking about what should have been done in order to win leaves it too late. The first quotation is about the behaviour of an army. The men will fight better when their lives are at risk, but with the possibility of ...


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