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15 July 2015

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Qu Yuan

Qu Yuan (340 BC - 278 BC) was a Chinese patriotic poet from south Chu during the Warring States Period. His works are mostly found in an anthology of poetry known as Chu Ci. His death is commemorated on Duan Wu, commonly known as the Dragon Boat F...

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Ouyang Xun

Ouyang Xun (557-641), courtesy name Xinben, was a Confucian scholar and calligrapher of the early Tang Dynasty. He was born in Changsha, Hunan Province, to a family of government officials; and died in modern Anhui Province.

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Zhou Dunyi

Zhou Dunyi (1017-1073), born Zhou Dunshi, courtesy name Maoshu, was a Chinese Neo-Confucian philosopher and cosmologist born in present-day Dao County, Yongzhou, Hunan Province during the Song Dynasty.

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Wang Fuzhi

Wang Fuzhi, (courtesy name Ernong, pseudonym Chuanshan), was a Chinese philosopher of the late Ming, early Qing dynasties.

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Qi Baishi

Qi Baishi (1864-1957) also known as Qi Huang or Qi Weiqing, was born in 1863 in Xiangtan County, Hunan Province. He is perhaps the most noted contemporary Chinese painter, famed for the whimsical, often playful style of his watercolour works.

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Tian Han

Tian Han (12 March, 1898-10 December, 1968), born in Changsha, Hunan Province, was a drama activist, playwright, a leader of revolutionary music and movies, as well as a poet.

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Shen Congwen

Shen Congwen (December 28, 1902-May 10, 1988) was the pen name of a Chinese writer from the May Fourth Movement. He was born as Shen Yuehuan on December 28, 1902 in Fenghuang County in Hunan Province and died on May 10, 1988 in Beijing.

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Ding Ling

Originally named Jiang Bingzhi, Ding Ling (1904-1986) was born in Linli County, Hunan Province. Her father died when she was very young and she was raised by her independent and strong-minded mother who passed strong democratic values down to Ding...

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