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天花乱坠 (tiān huā luàn zhuì)

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In the Southern and Northern Dynasties (nán běi cháo 南北朝,420-589 AD),Liang Wudi (liáng wǔ dì 梁武帝),the ruler of Liang Dynasty (liáng cháo 梁朝) had a strong belief in Buddhism,therefore,he exerted himself to propagandize this religon.

Last Updated on Thursday, 07 May 2009 12:22
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偷天换日 (tōu tiān huàn rì)

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This idiom originated from《Revealing Original State of Officialdom》(guān chǎng xiàn xíng jì 官场现形记),a book written by a noted novelist Li Baojia (lǐ bǎo jiā 李宝嘉) in the late stage of the Qing dynasty (qīng cháo 清朝,1636—1912AD),

Last Updated on Tuesday, 05 May 2009 10:55
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蜀犬吠日 (shǔ quǎn fèi rì)

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A leading writer of the Tang Dynasty (táng cháo 唐朝,618-907AD) named Liu Zongyuan (liú zōng yuán 柳宗元),once told a story concerning an interesting phenomenon in Sichuan Province.

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水落石出 (shuǐ luò shí chū)

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This idiom was a sentence excerpted from one masterpiece written by Su Shi (sū shì 苏轼),who estabished himself as a renowned poet in The Song Dynasty (sòng cháo 宋朝,960—1279 AD).

Last Updated on Tuesday, 28 April 2009 08:48
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同舟共济 (tóng zhōu gòng jì)

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In the Spring and Autumn period (春秋 chūn qiū,770 -- 221BC), the Wu State (wú guó 吴国 ) and the Yue State (yuè guó 越国) often dig up the hatchet with each other,which sew the seeds of hatred in the heart of both people of the two countries.

Last Updated on Friday, 24 April 2009 21:20
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