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Terms Used:

tree

landscape

standing (movement, posture, and gesture of the human body)

scarf used to tie around the waist

robe

bank

rock

shoes

rivers

scholar

house

upper garment

holding something

headkerchief

brook

clumps of green plants

pine tree

blooming of flowers

leaf

human figure

walking (movement, posture, and gesture of the human body)

trousers

thickly growing plants

sitting (movement, posture, and gesture of the human body)

attendant

balustrade

storied building and pavilion

petal

distant mountain

table

mountain path

roof

cloud

bamboo

shore

foundation of a building

barefoot

thatched cottage

branch

hat

enclosing wall

flower bud

stool

mountain spring

mountain fog or vapour

flight of steps

The Classic of Mountains and Seas

spreading wings (animal)

standing (animal)

head ornament

motif

autumn

waterfall

bamboo fence

willow

houseboy

dead tree

stem

stamen

window

fog

hair worn in a burn or coil

layers of cliff rocks

auspicious cloud

courtyard

pillar

garden rock

blossom

mountain

grass

bridge

dragon

walking stick

eaves

conversation

bamboo hat

houseboat

crewman

skirt

kiosk built at waterside

foot bridge

holding in both hands

horse

water flow

holding a staff

kiosk

courtyard gate

child

huge cliff rock

Buddhist monastery

cupping one hand in the other before the chest

sitting with feet touching the ground

red leaf

books

sailing

coloured ribbon

rock on a slope

birds and flowers

official

partition board

shoulder pole

low-saturation blue-green rock

woman

cliff face

huge rock

perching on branch (bird)

snapped twig

common people

lower garment

spring

cockleshell

girdle

mooring

mountain slope

man

cliff rock

wooden bridge

wall

mast of a boat

passing over a bridge

winter

hat and headcloth

shaved head

miscellaneous trees

mountain ridge

gnarl

all peaks

full blossom (flower)

beard (human face)

chair

shouldering a load with a shoulder pole

islet

head (human body)

leaping up (animal)

Fire

riding a horse

portrait

riding the clouds

saddle

plum

famous scenic spot

night

tiled floor

emperor

cushion

city wall

cosmetic

ridge of a roof

sword

house with a tile roof

cloud motif

vine

bamboo grove

pond

sparse plants

scroll

common reed

pot

boots

utensil for eating and drinking

salute

sailing boat

palace

lotus

imperial portrait

rein

farmland

turning head (bird)

incense burner

tree peony

arch bridge

decorative object worn on ears

foot of a mountain

male farmer

curtain

stone stairway

ridges between fields

pillar and plinth

turning head (movement, posture, and gesture of the human body)

seven-stringed zither

viewing a scenery

plait

shouldering a load

miscellaneous opera

drinking cup

imperial bodyguard

low-saturation blue-green cliff rock

autumn scenery

bamboo leaf

bringing palms together

silhouette

young woman of an official's family

all mountains

watching

female attendant

poling a boat

forest

traveller

high peak

gathering

low table

ornament at the top of a hat

great waves

round deep basket

dougong brackets

cliff

weaponry

village

summer

squatting on the heels (movement, posture, and gesture of the human body)

personal mount

sail

maturation (fruit)

chrysanthemum

hat with a red tassel

boat pole

facing downward (bird)

water waves

plantain

fisherman

fruit

terrace of a building

couch

court hat

jug

carrying on back

unadorned naturally hanging hair

bridle

brush for writing or painting

pagoda

kneeling (movement, posture, and gesture of the human body)

bovine

level ground

city gate

army flag

lake

cross-legged sitting

bamboo branch

small stone bridge

basket

donkey

door

strange rock

armour

fan (official procession)

vermilion balustrade

winter scenery

screen

peach tree

empty kiosk

holding a fan

two braided burn or coil on the top of the head

travel

pointing

Grand Canal

basket with a handle

seated meditation

accessories (dress and personal adornment)

hairstyle

two sides of a river

winding corridor

thatched kiosk

cypress

perching (terrestrial bird)

tablet held by official in audience

waters

glossy fungus

lotus leaf

distant peak

monk robe

painted screen

clumps of flowers

Sudhana

tall pine tree

mountain valley

halo

rocks in a brook

dragon pearl

hoe

grotto

baby

poetic concept

warrior

looking upward (bird)

state of being unclothed

bow

inkstone

dog

clouds of five colours

plate

bottle gourd

snowpack

vase

leaving one's coat or shirt unbuttoned

playing a seven-stringed zither

stone table

accessories worn on the waist

type of theatrical makeup

cowl-like winter hat

spring scenery

image of a deity

flag (official procession)

throne

watercraft

bracelet

layers of mountain tops with roads along ridges

cape

children's hairstyle

arrow

crying (animal)

paper

footpath

boating

swimming (animal)

camellia

court dress

withering of plants

riding a donkey

plant motif

fight

candle

candlestick

Chinese parasol tree

umbrella

garden

leaning on something (movement, posture, and gesture of the human body)

lone boat

peak

serving tray

basin

towing (domestic animal)

entrance to a monastery

fan

canopy (official procession)

cloth wrapper

ripples

King Zhou of Shang

workshop

tools (crafts and industries)

roof animal figures

holding a seven-stringed zither

lying prone (animal)

swiftly running stream with steep banks

other figures (Buddhism)

flowerpot

lotus seat

holding a scroll

snow

walking together

tiger

ancient tree

cloth ball

single-edged sword

blue sky

arhat

spear

liverworts and mosses

jar

civil official

necklace

study utensils

moon

withered branch

cold air

wish-granting sceptre

pair of passerines

drinking utensil

Buddhist monk

green mountain

turning head (animal)

dragon robe

family

full moon

vines entwined around flowers

non-Han ethnic group

dry land

passenger (waterway)

box

sitting facing each other

bamboo (general)

artisan

winter hat

flat mountain top

leg wrappings

Qu Yuan

reef

kiosk on the cliff

battle helmet

fighting dress

furniture

potted landscape

oar

Chinese windmill palm

imperial garden

layers of mountains with rounded summits

bird (general)

running (animal)

peasantry

phoenix

eminent official

elderly man

sitting on a rock

bamboo grove

woman in the imperial palace

arrowhead leaf

male warrior with heavily painted face (role in a paly)

Lü Wang

curio

female farmer

blast furnace for making tea

sitting mat

mandarin square

Twenty-four Exemplars of Filial Piety

mountain with caves

lion

vehicle

holding in arms

round fan

informal robe (stage costume)

catching fish

boating alone

fishing boat

fishing rod

thorny branch

sitting alone

cliffway

high mountain

flowers in a vase

horse finery

water buffalo

lying down (movement, posture, and gesture of the human body)

chicken

tree grove

firewood

winding bank

peach flower

bamboo joint

ornament at the front of a hat

fabulous animal

plants and insects

white plum blossom

old trunk

children's play

reading

motif of waves crashing against tall peaked rocks

poetic concept of Emperor Gaozong of Qing

memorial archway

butterfly

summer scenery

luggage

prayer beads

paddling

flying downward (bird)

mountain with a road along the ridge

cotton rose

fabric

scull

flying flag

layers of mountain fog or vapour

trunk

rain

ghost jailer

hands and arms (movement, posture, and gesture of the human body)

orchid

eight treasures

official dress with a mandarin square

motif derived from the character 'hui'

flagpole

elegant gathering

winding brook

eating and drinking (animal)

boat tracker

stroking one's beard

footrest

carrying a hoe

leaning on a balustrade

elderly person

eating (animal)

toy

standing rock

shepherd boy

honeybee

towing a boat

holding a court trial

realm of hell denizens

riding (animal)

horsetail whisk

goat-antelope

formal dress

ferryboat

courtyard door leaf made of tree branches

court necklace consisting of one hundred and eight beads

wheel

filial piety

pomegranate

lantern

resting (bird)

high mountain ridge

clusters of round boulders at the top of a mountain

nightfall

drum

footpath paved with stone

winter clothes

flowers placed in hair

shoreside rock

Buddhist scriptures and texts

rowing a scull

Narcissus

looking upward (bird)

statue

script writing

plantain tree leaf

Chinese rose

padded cushion

viewing terrace

cross flute

arrow (hunting equipment)

fulvous daylily

pondweed

root

island

driving (domestic animal)

top of a cliff

shelf

Tao Qian

cargo ship

sun

chessboard

Huang Feihu

mountain deity

calling each other (birds)

sky

whip

cassia

viewing a waterfall

mountain with a steep ridge

mist

lotus seedpod

mouth open (animal)

fruits and vegetables

armour and battle helmet

red-crowned crane

walking on water (imaginary transport)

horse carriage

pail (crafts and industries)

Daoist immortal

embankment

eating a meal

haystack

potted flower

Guanyin

Princes Take Flight

running script

twenty-four winds in the flower season

beast head

swastika motif

vat

reed shed

fish (general)

memorial hall

prostrating oneself (movement, posture, and gesture of the human body)

white cloud

floating mountain fog or vapour

wife

turban

walking alone

pair of birds

snake

long narrow banner (official procession)

irregular branches

riding a water buffalo

feather fan

chess

chrysanthemum (general)

scroll foliage

military officer

creature with a beast head and a human body

long life (human life)

twenty-five kinds of consummate interpenetration

moon window

agricultural implements

leaf clothing

rank-and-file soldier

female silkworm raiser

animal motif

forest of pine trees

bow (hunting equipment)

mountain top

winding footpath

fishing by angling

mother and child (animal)

leaning on a tree

wind

small fishing boat

torture

halberd

rickshaw

Consort Daji

pink lotus flower

travel

hair treasure

towering cliff rock

living in reclusion

red official dress

deer (general)

pasturing water buffaloes

goods

angling alone

beating a drum

seal

study

servant

flower container

talking while sitting

Jizhou Marquis Su Hu's Rebellion against Shang

warrior's headkerchief

Nezha

male warrior (role in a play)

wave motif

smoking

multi-storied building

rug

woman weaver

coiled branch

seed

Cai Yan

Su Shi

flock of wild geese

catching (animal)

domestic cat

sunset hibiscus

person of high character and integrity

club (official procession)

palm-leaf fan

congratulating an elderly person on his or her birthday

musical instrument

Fei Zhong Plots to Depose the Queen

summer hat

Three Knights Errant and Five Sworn Brothers (Shi Yukun)

bushy beard without moustache

armour (stage costume)

portrait of the sitter at leisure

about to blossom (flower)

porter

red plum blossom

brush pot

lay Buddhist

willow branch

Lady Wenji’s return to China

clumps of green grass

apricot

paying a visit

fishnet

flying away (animal)

vertical bamboo flute

head down (bird)

porthole

mountain forest

travel by a conveyance

handscroll

dance

playing music

boiling tea

guardsmen brigade

Daji Enters the Palace

imperial honoured consort

stiff hexagonal hat

brocade pattern

folding fan

starting to bloom (flower)

stand

long-stemmed Chinese pipe

flying (animal)

antlers

elderly woman

bat

temple for god's spirit

sacrificial rite (Confucianism)

home decorative item

peddler

herdsman of horses

kneeling down and stretching both arms to the ground with the head touching the feet of the venerable

banquet

Kings of Hell

imaginary vehicle drawn by animal

leading a water buffalo by a rope tied through its nose ring

enjoying the sight of something

Mending the Big Jar (Anonymous)

soul

cart or carriage compartment

lotus petals

drinking liquor

God of Longevity

bamboo scoop

mother

flower trellis

vendor

bamboo tip

wharf

tenth month of the lunar year

pair of cranes

sea of clouds

mountain with a rounded summit

viewing terrace with a building

bamboo fish hamper

wild bird

hanging scroll

zodiacal animal

pig

wind-and-fire wheel

return journey

cloak woven of rush or straw

potter

Yin Jiao

mountains and rivers

King Wu of Zhou

auspicious deer

cargo transport

bowl

shop sign

cotton bag

harness

carter

broom

sea

shoal

royal ease

midway up a mountain

egret

rose

woodcutter

weighing steelyard

monkey

Pipa

Chinese flowering crabapple

alms-bowl

watching a chess game

performing magic arts

The Prime Minister's Death

Yin Hong

Su Hu

bird wings

exemplary woman

Jiajia Lou (Anonymous)

The Yangping Pass (Anonymous)

canopy of a vehicle

stove and furnace (crafts and industries)

fine horse

rudder

purification ceremony

mountain pass

killing by shooting

imperial pond

uṣṇīṣa

occupying oneself with tea

playing a cross flute

emissary

great white crane

cape

ox cart

descending (animal)

auspicious omen

sedan chair

Chinese mahogany

symbolic hand gesture

nirmāna-buddha

bodhisattva

magpie

hare

flat bridge

worshipping Buddha

implement of dharma

Shang Rong

The Burning Pillar Torture

interior (house)

historic site

Wang Xizhi

crossbow

King Wen of Zhou

daisy

dispatching troops

Lan Ting

spring ablutions at the Orchid Pavilion

female immortal

loom

green willow

firecrackers

clappers

shop banner

curtain wall

deep pool

squatting (animal)

Bactrian camel

rice

fifth month of the lunar year

hunting

wild duck

jewelled crown of buddha

torrent

golden pheasant

brush rest

club

peacock

character 'shou' motif

welcoming spring

Topiary

trousers (stage costume)

felt hat

flowers of four seasons

map

garrison watchtower

imperial horse

instrumental ensemble

earring

stopping the seven-stringed zither

flower roundel

immortal crane

yoke

pavilion

Western-style multi-storied building

Amitābha

great peace

withering and falling (leaf)

floating cloud

katydid

dusk

Chibi

waiting

white mulberry tree

qilin

mandarin duck

Daoist monastery

hollyhock

playing a vertical bamboo flute

reed wind instrument of vertical pipes

white lotus flower

first month of the lunar year

plough

ploughing

hawk

playing (animals)

furnace (kitchen utensil)

luxuriance

an undergarment covering the chest and abdomen

hammer

implement (Daoism)

wind and rain

clearing sky after rain or snow

quartermaster

large army flag

Hongniang

triumphant return

Chong Heihu

four triangular flags worn on the back of the shoulder

archer's uniform (stage costume)

spirits of plants and animals (myth)

King Tang of Shang

official (central government)

merchant

sluice

green liverworts and mosses

victory

fortification

drinking at the purification ceremony

stars

bell

halo

gesture of meditation

lithophone

lighting firecrackers

moon gate

heavenly bamboo

long life (plant)

gong

wide-open house

lesser duckweed

riding a dragon (achieving immortality)

drunkenness

male silkworm raiser

store

China aster

China pink

Shakyamuni Buddha

silkworm

prince's feather

gate of the pass

ring-necked pheasant

common plantain

wild geese flying in lines

fine weather

herd of deer

magnolia

criminal

incense box

treasure

decorative coral

monk's staff

inkstick

armrest

vanguard brigade

Cui Yingying

King Zhou of Shang Making a Pilgrimage to the Temple of Goddess Nu Wa

animal (myth)

court girdle

summer clothes

Mansion of the Overlord (Anonymous)

three-tuft beard

Preface to the Orchid Pavilion Poems (Wang Xizhi)

equipment (textile industry)

chopped-off head

holding a sword

administration

offerings

assault

bird cage

ladle

belt plaque

dense forest

cereal

pail (agricultural implements)

Japanese morning glory

death (human life)

stall vendor

decorated archway

lily

lily magnolia

dragonfly and damselfly

peacock feathers on an official hat

stele

ravine

welcoming

layers of screen-shaped mountains

white horse

Chinese fir

hanging upside down (plant)

frost

foodstuff

resting (Human Being)

myna bird

wrestling (animal)

gesture of generosity

wintersweet

sparrow

containers (house)

making an arrest

pail (kitchen utensil)

Daoist deity

battle axe

auspicious beast

Chang Jiang

farewell

boating at night

music performed at the orderly return of triumphant troops or the imperial return to the palace

altar of the First Farmer

tea plantation

Zhang Junrui

Five-Coloured Magic Ox

A Vain Attempt by Yunzhongzi

The Fox Sprite Murders Daji

mouth-covering bushy bread

shoes and socks

decorated window

Huang Shan

interlocking peonies

official's gauze hat

audience with the sovereign

son and daughter

bed

vegetables

cleaning

facial ornament

looking into the distance from a high vantage point

casement

bamboo curtain

lying (plant)

pleasure

picking mulberry leaves

sleep (Human Being)

offering sacrifices to god

driving a vehicle

eighth month of the lunar year

seventh month of the lunar year

peddler's goods carried on shoulder pole

common crape-myrtle

large shoreside rock

gorge

red flower

young bamboo

battlefield

common quail

cape jasmine

bridge shelter

bridge kiosk

spray

sound of pine trees

distant sail

official procession

square-shaped fishing net

old fisherman

combing pinions (bird)

wild blossoms

herdsman

sweet gum

cycle of rebirth

shackles

iron whip

pair of deer

unrolling a scroll

commander-general

empress or empress dowager's procession

rare vase (Eight Auspicious Symbols)

sutra story

Su Quanzhong

Yang Jian

Leizhenzi

Tiger with Rouge (Anonymous)

old man (role in a play)

filigree headdress

gate (garden)

fish

Former Rhapsody on the Red Cliff

neck ring

equipment (official procession)

painting a picture

hornless dragon

small bird

handsome dog

God of Thunder

firearms

peach

pear

presenting something to a superior

swan goose

delivering food

Lü Dongbin

palace lantern

cranes and rails (general)

coin

Li Tieguai

cracked ice motif

entertainment and recreation

Buddha's hand citron

fire pan

freeze

square-shaped deep basket

performer (acrobatics)

hall for worshipping Buddha

diseased leaf

fragrance

pair of swallows

leaping (animal)

pair of butterflies

yurt

parents

raw silk

Emperor Xuanzong of Tang

tripod and furnace for coagulation of the elixir

scissors

Rhapsody on the Red Cliff (Su Shi)

newborn animal

hand towel

blue-green peach tree

leisure activity

tortoise

ear of grain

mirror

fan-shaped whisk

ancient cypress

countryside around a city

turtle dove

shoal

thread (clothes and accessories industry)

pigweed walking stick

flying upward (bird)

instruments of torture

lone crane

washing one's feet

drawing spring water

white elephant

Buddhist assembly

explanation of dharma

small water pot

Twelve Philosophers

Confucius Temple

cap worn at a religious rite

rattan-shield brigade

doctrine (Buddhism)

memorialising the emperor

Huang Tianhua

Wen Zhong

Yunzhongzi

Plain Yellow Banner

second rank (civil official)

formal robe (stage costume)

commoner's jacket

Guanyin the Bringer of Sons

first rank (civil official)

seal script

unipede

flower-shaped frame for the main motif

frame of the main motif

Laozi

dancer

creature with a human head and a beast body

hunter

simurgh and phoenix

weeping willow

formal dress worn by an official

elephant

litchi

broad battle axe

bamboo grove and brook

soybean flower

Yu (chuan shuo)

riding on a crane

pestle and mortar

ladder

sedan-chair bearer

farm work

beating a gong

new moon

peach of immortality

villa

ninth month of the lunar year

enjoying the moonlight

eyes closed

mantis

swallow

stall

dawn

tavern

granary

setting sun

three-colored amaranth

tent

hoisting sails

withering and falling (flower)

distant waterside

container for cut flowers

round-shaped four-stringed lute

picking (animal)

Dragon Boat Festival (fifth day of the fifth lunar month)

desert

empress

painting

herbaceous peony

mulberry leaves

dharma protector

pannier

uncovered well

shade of a pine tree

holding a flower in one hand

dragon boat

birthday peach

sparse forest

hunting equipment

waiting for the ferry

attacking (animal)

peeping (animal)

two children

gesture of protection

cooking utensil

Buddhist donor

ferry

holding the brush

water bottle

learning from a teacher

album

netting

lotus posture

lieutenant of guardsmen

lieutenant of vanguards

small rooms to the sides of the main hall (Confucius Temple)

imperial consort's procession

Bordered Yellow Banner

Bordered Blue Banner

imperial field headquarters

tea farmer

Chong Houhu

acting under an order

Fei Zhong

Queen Jiang

Zheng Lun

creature with a human head and a bird body

tying someone's hands behind the back

seventh rank (civil official)

Temple of the Bala Gods (Anonymous)

house (general)

twelve symbols

bird

female musician

son

government office

Huang He

feather

anger

deity (myth)

selling goods

cooking

encounter

shield

beautiful woman

sericultural ceremony of the empress

altar of the First Sericulturist

eight trigrams

parrot

incense shovel

long rectangular bag hung from the shoulder

Bodhidharma

grindstone

shovel

insect

reflection of the moon in the water

tribute paid by a vassal state

cymbals

city

Lantern Festival (fifth day of the first lunar month)

king orange

blossoms in autumn

begonia

well

crab

shrimp

Asian persimmon

holding the rudder

guest

Mount Penglai

leopard

long narrow banner attached to a spearhead pole (official procession)

green bamboo

thin mist

mountain dwelling

playing a pipa

Sanskrit manuscript

literary name

friend

buddha

coat

basket of flowers

needle (clothes and accessories industry)

gibbon and lesser ape

fountain

mouse and rat

vajra weapon with one prong at each end

long-handled battle axe

spike club

incense burner with a handle

angling (leisure)

blue crown passion flower

recluse

enjoying the sight of flowers

posture of relaxation

consort-in-ordinary

sovereign's procession to the temple of Heaven

Bordered Red Banner

regimental commander

Plain Blue Banner

skullcap

city wall and moat

Plain White Banner

ninth rank (civil official)

eighth rank (civil official)

third rank (civil official)

martial clown

cloud collar

handlebar moustache

Subduer of Tigers

fossil

clerical script

Tai Hu rock

winged dragon

Li Bai

relief

chest

Yi Yin

wine

bedmat

pillow

Nüwa (legend)

quarry

dance prop

imperial ancestral temple

remonstrating with the emperor

square-cornered headkerchief

dense cloud

blossoms in winter

picking (crops)

Japanese plum

fox

dream

jue wine vessel

The Cauldron

kiosk in the middle of water

red wall

official who has rendered outstanding service

stove (heating appliance)

flock of cranes

seat

oil lamp

wide-open window

sliding steelyard weight

cocoon

climbing (movement, posture, and gesture of human body)

sieve

seed plants

goat

bird's nest

carrying a sedan chair

Zhang Guolao

rake

fleshy fruit

ridgepole and main-beams

holding a peach in both hands

sleeping (animal)

kite

elegant gathering in the Western Garden

Bodhisattva of Wisdom

water chestnut

lotus root

group of ducks

opium poppy

natural rock bridge

col

duck (general)

common cockscomb

third month of the lunar year

bamboo shoot

imperial tent

small bamboo

coagulation of the elixir

Latter Rhapsody on the Red Cliff

military affairs

mountain climbing

blowing on a fire

poplar

pier

high mountain with a rounded summit

gathered immortals

hunting dog

Chinese scholar tree

burning incense or joss sticks

imaginary traffic

tall tree

blossoms in spring

feeding (among animals)

grape vine

knocking on the door

wagtail

Queen Mother of the West

twin pine trees

rivers and mountains

kingfisher

loquat

bamboo walking stick

tea utensil

chimney

Lunar New Year's Day

drinking (anima)

clearing sky after snow

literary gathering

holding a lantern

round silk fan

chisel

God of War

white hare

wading

residence by the water

enjoying the landscape

civil dancer

martial dancer

honoured consort

vice commander-in-chief

Bordered White Banner

vajra posture

tea leaf

Sibuxiang

Yin Pobai

Rushou

strange snake

spectacles

horse-mane hat

travelling coat

man with heavily painted face (role in a play)

headband (stage costume)

woman warrior (role in a play)

cangue

informal dress

Subduer of Dragons

cloth wrapper motif

rhinoceros

Dragon Maiden

woodcutter's axe

writing on a rock

Qi of Xia

crying

Yao

sleeveless upper garment

manufacture (hemp or ramie fabric)

musician

emanation body of a buddha

orchid (general)

beasts

Taiji

Wheel of the Law

Shun (legend)

high peak into clouds

lone peak

stalactite

sparse branches of a plant

coiled peach (peach of immortality)

migratory bird

dandelion

cock

China rose

waiting to be fed (animal)

lamb

flag of command

long-lasting spring

yak-tail or ox-tail banner

Chinese early cherry

virtuous official

military barrack

viewing lotus flowers

enjoying plum blossoms

Buddha of the Future

plant

tailor

spooling reel

spindle wheel

reaping

incense stick

spring festival couplets

St. John's wort

cicada

Chinese wisteria

kitchen

sacrificial offerings (popular religion)

theatre stage

father

cooking pot, wok, wok, pan, boiler

The Return: A Rhapsody (Tao Qian)

mountain cottage

deep blue-green mountain with a road along the ridge

short rest (Human Being)

pair of domestic ducks

aquatic bird

collecting medicinal herbs

low-saturation blue-green pine tree

sixth month of the lunar year

running stream winding swiftly with steep banks

crow

eggplant

slanting bamboo

husband and wife

silk-reeling frame

ritual objects

being hit by an arrow

bookcase

needlework

household duty

wayside kiosk

listen to the seven-stringed zither

general

thatched pavilion

pasturing horses

fragrant plantain lily

Eighteen Scholars (Zhenguan)

Mahākāśyapa

rosy clouds

tall pagoda

strange peak

green pine tree

squirrel

fourth month of the lunar year

playing a reed wind instrument of vertical pipes

eating utensil

dragon-boat regatta

oriole

Goddess of the Luo River

foxtail millet

palace maid

Eight Classes of Nonhuman Beings

countryside tavern

imperial family

wild goose (general)

Zhong Kui

winding pine tree

strolling

horticulture

Sutra-holding Guanyin

tortoise-shell motif

prince

pair of golden fish (Eight Auspicious Symbols)

Plain Red Banner

coiled-dragon coat

bamboo percussion instrument used to accompany chanting of folk tales

female tea farmer

Chinese tea plant

Jiang Huan

Tu Xingsun

Jade Qilin

Xiqi

heated bronze pillar

nine-tail fox

xingxing

Hairy people

One-Eyed people

Three-Bodies people

Shebi

eighteen-bead bracelet

short straight beard

vivacious female (role in a play)

official robe embroidered with gold designs (stage costume)

empress dowager

woman worker

legendary sea horse

plants (in general)

vase-shaped frame for the main motif

Yao's Yellow peony

wonder-working pearl (Seven Treasures)

road

clown (role in a play)

thread-bound book

green tree

Nagasaki

storehouse

heavenly deities

kitchen knife

Meibo

Nüying

Ehuang

divine tortoise

running away (movement, posture, and gesture of the human body)

Celestial Worthy of Original Commencement of Jade Clarity

Guangchengzi

tending sheep

Confucius

planting and cultivation

distant islet

raft

red lotus flower

pod of beans

flock of magpies

path (countryside)

plain

calf (water buffalo)

torch dragon

simurgh

panpipes

animal (sacrificial offerings)

Hou Yi

dou stemmed cup for offerings of food

blue-green peak

axe

guesthouse

orchid and glossy fungus

tomb

windowed veranda

kite flying

bottle gourd

wheat field

Han Xiangzi

Zhongli Quan

hairpin

presenting offerings

belt end

rosy clouds at dawn

domestic goose

apsaras

porcelain

ruler

dress and personal adornment

riding a deer

thread throwing

silk weaving

sickle

square-pallet chain-pump

irrigation

moonlight

pair of magpies

pot marigold

Rhododendron

picking lotus seedpods

pair of phoenixes

thanking gods by offering sacrifices

flying apsaras

cassia twig

puppet

watching a play

dark-striped white tiger

Wang Wei

wild chrysanthemum

second month of the lunar year

festive lantern

pak choi

resting by water (water bird)

relieving summer heat

football

medicines

blackberry lily

twelfth month of the lunar year

private academy of classical learning

lone sail

viewing clouds

roof iris

cricket

fresh wind

hanging (plant)

mule

sacrificial offerings

terrace of the elixir

floss for embroidery

trophy flag

cutting fabric

playing a round-shaped four-stringed lute

arrow head

three gibbons

myrtle flag

deep blue-green bamboo

tit

shooting in a hunt

wash basin

enjoying paintings

calligraphy

Ānanda

suanni

cultivating a peaceful mind

auspicious lotus

Jiangnan

singing

poetic inspiration

fishing equipment

suitcase

gathering of birds

pecking (bird)

Sixteen Arhats

washing bowl

Yao Pond

Lu Shan

ancient pine tree

swinging (animal)

Chinese bulbul

masked hawfinch

red crow

palace inhabited by immortals

Sima Guang

vegetable garden, orchard and plantation

Peach Blossom Spring (Tao Qian)

Emperor Gaozong of Qing

rising sun

countryside residence

swing frame

embroidery

energy channels and collaterals (human)

acupuncture point (human body)

medical science

Haiyan Tang

gui pannier for offerings of grains

fu dish for offerings of grains

xing cauldron for offerings of food

endless knot (Eight Auspicious Symbols)

provincial governor

governor-general

commander-in-chief

music performed at the sericultural ceremony of the empress

music performed at the sacrificial rite and other major state occasions

dance performed at the sacrificial rite and a major state occasion

vegetable vendor

patched clothing

round shallow basket

weighing goods

Playing the Zither to Dissipate Sorrow

Deng Chanyu

Chao Tian

Deer Terrace

Lei Kai

regional commander

Zhaixing Lou

The Discovery of Thunderbolt

Fang Bi

Temple of Nuwa

Ape-Strength

tortoise and turtle

Li Jing

first rank (military official)

sixth rank (civil official)

leopard-skin armour

qian-kun ring

filigree flowers placed in hair

wolf

sunlight at sunset

winged heavenly horse

fruit-shaped frame for the main motif

The tender stamens are covered with golden power; The layered petals produce embroidered pouches

bedroom article and furniture

Yueyang Lou

regular script

Dongting Hu

wine-drinking utensil

prince's residence

bear

wind bell

bird pole

Jin Shan

war

taxation

thistles and thorns

smoking paraphernalia

God of Emolument

God of Good Fortune

performer (folk vocal art forms)

head (movement, posture, and gesture of the human body)

practising Daoism

woodcutting

cricket fight

sacrifice to ancestors

ancestral portrait

Wang Hai (legend)

Nü Qi

Gonggong

Lord of the River

rising up in the sky (achieving immortality)

Dongfang Shuo

Jizi

bandit

mahāsiddha

Lord of the Wind

reading at night

riding on a simurgh

Wang Huizhi

staff decorated with tassels as a diplomatic credential

preaching mudrā

severe cold air

ladybug

small plate

high mountain top with a road along the ridge

Mount Kunlun

mountain with a sharp peak

grain transport by water to the capital

various blossoms

Great Cloud Sutra

lotus seeds

cucumber family

pomegranate seeds

jujube

hall

ant

pair of chickens

bathing water buffaloes

legendary dragon-fish

rugosa rose

sadness

goat-fur clothing

high-storied building

flying corridor

high terrace (house type)

bridge under a willow tree

parked vehicle

gift

Khitan (Liao)

cavalryman

field headquarters

good health, emolument, and happiness

food stall

spring swallow

pointing into the distance

low-saturation blue-green cliff

bathtub

meat

paddy field

He Xiangu

gaily painted pleasure boat

itinerant doctor

layers of clouds

scenery

Eight Auspicious Symbols

golden toad

Liu Haichan

festival celebration

Attained-great-power Bodhisattva

beggar

reeling

climbing a tree

threshing grain

waterwheel paddling

well sweep

continuous downpour

vehicle (toy)

stockings

chopsticks

Lunar New Year's Festival

reciting a poem

dayflower

beefsteak geranium

acrobatics

double-reeded horn

mountain inhabited by immortals

huge peak

discussing the Way

hunter on horseback

reading the Buddhist scripture

Mid-Autumn Festival (fifteenth day of the eighth lunar month)

sutra tent

ritual precinct

sericulture

The Fisherman

imperial boat

scarab

blossoms in summer

Chinese matrimony vine

clear spring

spring wind

yellow bird

paradise flycatcher

narcissus shrubs

two peaks

radish

dark shade of a plant

Emperor Xuanzong of Ming

viewing a spring

listen (to music)

gale

French hydrangea

idle talk

chieftain

morning

articles for pet animals

Daoist priest

azure-winged magpie

searching for the mushrooms of immortality

withered trunk

after rain

unreined horse

kneeling with hams on heels

town

white gibbon

sitting quietly

fishing in seclusion

nobility

bifurcating branches

returning from herding

water-powered trip-hammer

thrush

facing a brook

deep blue green

yin (Earthly Branches)

zi (Earthly Branches)

si (Earthly Branches)

chou (Earthly Branches)

chen (Earthly Branches)

you (Earthly Branches)

shen (Earthly Branches)

wei (Earthly Branches)

mao (Earthly Branches)

xu (Earthly Branches)

wu (Earthly Branches)

hai (Earthly Branches)

spirit tablet

vajra bell

grelot

whisp of smoke

eminent monk

village by the water

woods and spring

moving one's residence

searching for plum blossoms

incense utensil

Han Palaces

mullein pink

Xianfa Shan

marquis

duke

earl

defender general of the state

zun goblet for offerings of wine

zu meat tray for offerings of meat

round fei bamboo basket for offerings of food

bamboo bowl for offerings of food

prince by blood

student in the county school

provincial military commander

large flag at the outer gate of the imperial field headquarters

scouting brigade

turban with spreading wings

pair of castanets

carpenter's plane

drill

shoemaker

thin bamboo strips

packing goods

Occident

indigenous people

unloading goods

floating brothel

prostitute

mandarin's boat

Climbing over Wall at Night

Farewell Pains in Autumn Nightfall

Madame Cui

Plea in the Hall

Consort Huang

Du Yuanxi

Shouxian Gong

San Yisheng

capturing alive

Wumen

inscribing a poem

Jiang Wenhuan

falling off a horse

Tongtian Jiaozhu

tent used as military barracks

Deng Jiugong

Jinzha

Tao Rong

Xin Huan

Zhang Kui

Qishan

Chao Lei

Zhou Ji

wife of a high official

Bi Gan

committing suicide

killing by stabbing

Fang Xiang

Jizhou (Nine Prefectures)

Quanrong

hill-fish

ba-snake

three-legged turtle (Yangkuang Shui)

flying fish (Zhenghui Shui)

transformed-snake

chiming-snake

enjoy-abundance (Zitong Shui)

bo-fish

gege-fish

pearl-turtle

tiaorong

Chinese giant salamander

feiyi-snake (Hunxi Shan)

zhi-fish

zao-fish

long-snake

xixi-fish

heluo-fish

shu-fish

rupi-fish

ranyi-fish

hua-fish (Tao Shui)

mottled flying-fish

feiyi-snake

red ru-fish

liu-fish

twisting-turtle (Guai Shui)

chu-bird

tiptoe-bird

di-bird

zi-rat

suanyü-bird

ben-bird

raucous-bird

banmao-bird

fearful-bird

dwelling-bird

bird (Yanzi Shan)

yiyü-bird (Yiwang Shan)

chi-bird

bifang-bird

manmani-bird (Chongwu Shan)

fuxi-bird

lei-bird

tuofei-bird

yü-bird

juru-bird

zhu-bird

changfu-bird

chuti

yellow-steed

bingfeng

jie

horse-belly

fei-beast

youyou

longzhi

bibi

vermillion-ru

congcong

pi

yuan

dongdong

flying squirrel

hui

paoxiao

bo-horse

zhuhuai

mountain-hui

zhujian

huanshu

bo (Zhongqu Shan)

manman (Luo Shui)

huan

aoyin

celestial-dog

zheng

tulou

lifter

yingru

Old World porcupines

conglong

xian-antelope

poison-eagle

huan

zhi-pig

huahuai

changyou

boshi

lei

lushu

Dingling people

Three-Faced people

One-Arm people

Midgets

creature with a human head and fish body

Di people

Xiaoyang people

Ears-Holding people

Flexible people

Long-Thighs people

Single-Arm people

Long-Arms people

human face with three heads

Tricephalous people

Crossed-Shins people

Perforated-Chests people

Fire-Gluttons people

Huantou people

Feathered people

Strong-and-Good

Nine-Headed Feng-Bird

Wei

Tianwu

Minister Liu

Xingtian

jimeng

encircling-alligator

proud-bug

peaceful-encounter

chui-spirit

dijiang

luwu

yingshao

drum (Zhong Shan)

princes of the state

joining forces

Never-Dying people

eighteen arhats

three-pronged ranseur

fox tail (stage costume)

pheasant tailfeathers (stage costume)

headdress (stage costume)

ray of sunrise or sunset light

peacock-feather holder on an official hat

enchantress

canal

white flower

mountain (general)

passerine (general)

hitching post

swamp orchid

toad

cursive script

green peony

axe-shaped dance prop

shield-shaped dance prop

Zhuge Liang

Gu Shan

agriculture ceremony of the emperor

leg chain

Duke Huan of Qi

dispatching goods

drinking sitting face to face

flood dragon

Bai Juyi

official (local government)

pheasant-feather dance prop

Zhurong

Fu Bi

law

dikes and dams

Fang Xuanling

Three Star Gods

father and son

encounter with Avalokitêśvara Bodhisattva

marriage

Weaving Maid

cloth weaving

purchasing goods

Sun Simiao

Pengzu

deer, elk, moose, and caribou

hanging oneself

Gun (legend)

computing with rods

diviner

In the Seventh Month

fishing bay

Hou Ji

Min Sun

sculpture

Lord of Heaven

eyebrow (human face)

Lord of the Clouds

God of Rain

Liu Haichan sporting with the toad

Yellow Emperor

relationship between parents and children (animal)

cross-legged posture

striking lithophone

Zeng Shen

fragrant plant

Su Wu

disciple of the Buddha

Yu controlling the flood

sound of mountain springs

horizontal mist band

empty mountain

shades of deep blue green

field where the mushrooms of immortality are grown

shallow waters

estuary

two parallel cliffs

layers of waterfalls

winter jasmine

constructing the altar

fresh fleshy fruit

spring rain

gigantic screen-shaped mountain

bush

domestic fowl

banding over one's desk

bitter citron

ripened dates

katydid

aquatic animal

calmness (animal)

Daoist immortal land

fly

mosquito

wheat

tea rose

sweet-scented oleander

ginkgo

silk tree

broad-leaved lilac

drawing in its wings about to come to rest (bird)

returning wild goose

common cuckoo

cock's comb

strange sea animal

cow (water buffalo)

Chinese chestnut

horse herd

coiled dragon

washing one's hands, face and feet

holding a broom

holding a spear

Daoism and Buddhism

blind person

staying overnight (Human Being)

looking alone into the distance from a high vantage point

Chinese trumpet creeper

snow cloak made from straw or rush

open-seat pants for children

Hou Yi shooting the ten suns

green forest

travelling palace

library building

library pavilion

midnight

stone pond

red peach flower

ancient road

lone kiosk

broken bridge

mule caravan

gathering of boats

two sailboats

playing with a baby

snail

being separate from someone

distant island

omoto nippon lily

Kashi

cylindrical banner (official procession)

forbidden city

Zhang Liang

resigning from office

fort

grass family

vegetable garden

great-peace hand drum

holding a wine cup

facing the moon

watching wild geese

visiting a famous scenic spot

boating in the moonlight

harvest

maturation (grain)

tree cotton

picking vegetables

bathing a baby

forked pole

saw

Lan Caihe

Emperor Taizu of Song

Emperor Gaozong of Song

Fuxi (legend)

ointment

Shide

bamboo raft

paperweight

Universal-virtue Bodhisattva

gu wine vessel

raising the hands to the head in making obeisance

immortal elder

tailoring

dying silk

warp preparation

silkworm moth

fire-blowing pipe

transferring mature silkworms (rearing silkworms)

putting into the granary

dou

pounding grains with mortar and pestle

flail

sowing

roller harrow

pine trees and clouds

clouds and pine trees

appearance of an auspicious omen

abacus

whipping at the beginning of spring

food and drink

countryside

emerald-blue pondweed

brilliant campion

showy bleeding heart

pondering over a move in the game of chess

tools (clothes and accessories industry)

archery test

land snail

corn poppy

praying for artistry

drizzle

water-powered machine

Taiye Chi (Sanhai)

Jin'ao Yüdong

Sanskrit

two horses

street

common carp

Wang Chuan

eminent person

about to rain

mottled fish

long embankment

eleventh month of the lunar year

height ascendance

inverted reflection in water

ice

watermelon

sundry goods

low-saturation blue-green shoreside rock

fragrant citrus

open countryside

rain of the night before

white domestic goose

Siberian elm

Chuihong Qiao

Arabian jasmine

bamboo fence covered with snow

rosy clouds at dusk

blue-green cliff face

frog

snapped bamboo twig

Liangfeng Chayun

Sudi Chunxiao

Ban Zhao

embroidery stretcher

refining the elixir on furnace or tripod

sad mood upon departure

Fuchun Shan

Jinming Pond

periodic market

victory banner (Eight Auspicious Symbols)

withered lotus

Caotang

viewing a body of water

white hawk

shrike

layers of ravines

praying for rain

shade of a plantain tree

slender bamboo

light snow

other side of the river

Emperor Shizu of Yuan

potted pine tree

entertaining (a guest)

alchemical practice (Daoism)

rolling on the ground (animal)

tasting and judging tea

rocky mountain ravine

listening to the sound of wind moving through pine trees

Mount Yingzhou

white peony

gauze-covered window

feeding a water buffalo

Xie An

spring excursion

Japanese waxwing

lone tree

viewing a stream

Yanling Diaotai

ancient bifurcating branches

distant mountain with caves

high cliff

returning from fishing

horizontal cloud band

hen

parental care of bird

Xiao Yi acquiring the Orchid Pavilion Preface by deception

Biancai

Xiao Yi

hands on top of each other in lotus position

grinding tea leaves

Western Regions

Double Seventh Festival (seventh evening of the seventh lunar month)

Symplocos sumuntia

level distance

deep distance

red-billed leiothrix

asking the Way

wealth and honour

ghost, the returning spirit of the dead person

six realms of rebirth

mirror of deeds

Star Lord of Jupiter

Star Lord of Mercury

Star Lord of Venus

Star Lord of Saturn

Star Lord of Mars

trident

crescent single-edged sword

Marshal Zhao

Perfected Lord of Zhenwu

Jade Sovereign

returning swan goose

distant waters

flatiron

hairdressing

spring ravine

beast skin

nine-stem glossy fungus

ancient plum blossom

The Lute Song (Bai Juyi)

Xunyang Jiang

aviculture

game

swing

mooring in open countryside

toggle

motif frame in the shape of the character 'ya'

character 'shi' motif

severe austerities

God of Literature

Wenchang asterism

gesture of touching the earth

profile (human body)

Yangquelong

wall painting

Wanhuazhen

chief executive official in a princely establishment

imperial procession guard

viscount

baron

Beile

deng vessel for offerings of meat

zhan cup (ritual objects)

pottery jue goblet

bronze jue goblet

coral

official robe embroidered with gold designs of pythons

Green Standards

Provincial Banners

firearms brigade

lieutenant of mounted musketeers

flag by the outer curtain wall

large flag at the inner gate of the imperial field headquarters

Covert Eight Immortals

sword worn at the waist

music performed at the agricultural ceremony of the emperor

imperial ceremonial dress

roof tile

ox-head ghost jailer

small hand gong with a raised centre

making caps

fishmonger

Fengyang

pigment

comb

pastry

tea

weaving deep baskets

hired labourer

selling medicine

painting motifs on clay body

wheel throwing (forming the clay body)

raw silk storehouse

receiving goods

timber

stone slab

prostitution

salt transport by water to the capital

pentapetes

Su Wu tending sheep

object motif

playing hide-and-seek (children)

Du Que

The Capture of Sun Feihu

Sun Feifu

The Startling Dream by the Straw-thatched Bridge

peacock plume

Joy of Receiving the Reply

Zhao Qi

mourning garments

Yellow Emperor's Mausoleum

Consort Yang

receiving the emperor's decree

Gun Juan

wooden sword

reading the future from the clouds

demonic clouds

greeting

fleeing after defeat

raiding the enemy camp

prostrating and reporting to the throne

imperial decree

besieging

Worthy Lady Wang

Hu Ximei

Gao Lanying

magic needles

Wei Hu

Yang Ren

Chen Qi

Jinguang Xian

Qiushou Xian

Zhunti Daoren

Kong Xuan

Hong Jin

Princess Longji

Chijingzi

Lu Yue

Pestilence Formation

barrack gate

Randeng Daoren

Muzha

Nangong Kuo (Western Zhou)

Zhang Jie

Deng Zhong

You Hun

Lu Xiong

Shen Gongbao

escorting criminals or captives

Huang Ming

Taiyi Zhenren

removing the eye

making a pilgrimage

Yanwei

shade-bird

Ying people

Giants of Gan

Han Liu

Bird tribe

Black people

Drought-Fury, Daughter of the Yellow Emperor

Sprouts people

Pendant-Ears people

Corpse of Geng of the Xia

five-coloured bird

celestial-hound

Blow

pingpeng

Woman Chou

crazy-bird

Long-Shins people

Yanzi

Corpse of Zuzhuang

Jiaoyao people

Huantou people

Butinghuyu

black-snake

Giants

crow

Corpse of Liling

five-coloured bird

Town of Mingzu

giant crab

Bingyi

ring-dog

Rong people

mei-hobgoblin

Corpse of Jubi

tafei

thoroughly-odd

Erfu

Demon people

tao-dog

lucky-measure

three-legged birds

three green-birds

six-headed bird

yayu

beast-facing-east

si-rhinoceros

yayu (Ruo Shui)

Goumang

Labouring people

honghong-rainbow

luoluo

Bofu people

Tiptoe people

bo (Bei Hai)

taotu

Kuafu

Deep-Eyed people

Xuanyuan's people

Sushen people

people in the Land of Women

people in the Land of Men

bird (land of the single-arm people)

Forked-Tongues people

Zhourao people

Zhi people

Protruding-Chests people

juru

yiji

li

Yu'er

three-legged turtle (Cong Shui)

zhen-bird (Yaobi Shan)

plower

baby-ladle bird

green plower-bird

lin

si-wolf

wei-monkey

stealing-fat bird

wading-alligator

zhen-bird (Nüji Shan)

lun-fish

lingyao-bird

twisting-turtle (Hao Shui)

xiqu

smoky-lake

yin

longzhi

warrior-net

yao-bird

fuzhu

na

peipei

flying-fish (Lao Shui)

brave-fish

enjoy-abundance

heyu

geju

qiu-fish

qi-magpie

jiegou

jingjing

wanhu

lihu-bird

chouyu

rongrong-fish

dongdong

giant snake

spirit-guardian

elephant-snake

xianfu-fish

humped-neck

juji

quju-bird

dugu

yao

dragon-turtle

yayü (Shaoxian Shan)

white ye-bird

yak

nafu

zuzi

youyan

jiao-bird

ear-rat

mengji

menghuai

yiyü-bird (Dai Shan)

slippery-fish (Hua Shui)

shuhu

thoroughly-odd (Gui Shan)

sao-fish

danghu-bird

Long-ride

xingyü-bird

jiao-beast

qinyuan-bird

giant e-hawk

vermilion yan-beast

shusi-bird

min

feiyi-bird (Ying Shan)

brookside-dog

tongqu-bird

min-bird

tiger-dragon

tuan-fish

zi-fish

powercat

guanguan-bird

fu-viper

strange beast

creature with a human head and a snake body

headless human body

creature with a human head and a dragon body

white fish

challenging to battle

corpse

pageant horse

hand drum

treetop

On the Picture of Mooring a Boat in the Storm (Yuan Haowen)

talismans and registers (Daoism)

smelling

Virūpākṣa

departure

spoon

Ruan Yuan's Family Memorial Hall

travelling gown

collar band

fragrant pouch worn on the waist

seventh rank (military official)

second rank (military official)

fifth rank (civil official)

fourth rank (civil official)

textile industry

handkerchief

civil clown

Huang Tianba

bartender

headkerchief (stage costume)

archer's robe

duck-tail hat

soft hexagonal hat

prime minister's turban

water spirit

purple hat worn by a prince

man (role in a play)

Weituo

commander-in-chief's helmet

tinker

Chinese parasol fruit

passerine

white-rumped munia

Emperor Shizong of Qing

limestone cave

small high hill

manual labour (transport)

noble orchid

xiezhi

Lady in the Moon

purity

cool air

fourth rank (military official)

emperor's southern inspection tour

Water of a stream, road in deserted mountains; Ramshackle gate, a village with old trees

miniature screen as table decoration

Apsaras scattering flowers

incense smoke

one buddha and two bodhisattvas

Chinese perch

Lü Dongbin Gets Thrice Drunk at Yueyang Lou (Ma Zhiyuan)

caged bird

invisible repairing

Mongol ethnic minority

Daoist immortal (general)

red bridge

thinking of

memory

longhorn beetle

White Robe Guanyin

Nanjing

flag of a commander-in-chief

Emperor Taizong of Tang

vast expanse (of mountains and rivers)

sheep

blue-green pine tree

antiques

swan

Tiantai Shan

bamboo and wooden slips

rope motif

whirlpool motif

streaked stone

pine tree (general)

endless melons on the vine

pearl-chain motif

The branches emerge in the moonlight; The flowers are in full bloom when autumn arrives

water chestnut

circle-shaped frame for the main motif

Wei's Purple peony

five colours

putting on clothes

jue goblet (ritual objects)

The Mandate of Heaven Is Changeable

dasheen

In a skiff with a single oar, to where I am returning; My home is in the village of yellow leaves on the south bank of the river

emperor giving a banquet

Hai Inherited Ji's Prowess

The Goddess of the Xiang

The Lady of the Xiang

When the Lords of the Centre Ruled Together

When Peng Keng Offered the Pheasant's Broth to the High Lord

Li Ji

Emperor Zhaolie of Shu Han

Zijin Cheng

Anshan Zha

When the Strong Man Prepared His Warriors for Battle

How Does the Snake That Can Swallow an Elephant Digest Its Bones

Five Elders of Suiyang

Bi Shichang

grazing land

Where Is the Stone Forest, What Beast Can Talk

Honoured Consort Yang

percussion instrument

Nü Wa Was Raised up to Become High Lord

smelting stones to mend the sky

dui (eight trigrams)

Ancient Beginning of Things

xun (eight trigrams)

qian (eight trigrams)

gen (eight trigrams)

zhen (eight trigrams)

li (eight trigrams)

kan (eight trigrams)

kun (eight trigrams)

Towards Evening There Was Thunder and Lightning

Yao Terrace

Madam Tang ascending to the hall to breastfeed her mother-in-law

Lady Tang

Preface to the Evening Banquet in the Peach and Plum Garden (Li Bai)

Where Is Lord Bluster, the Wind Star, and Where Does the Warm Wind Live

Mengjin

Where Are the Hornless Dragons Which Carry Bears on Their Backs for Sport

young horned dragon

tools (cosmetic)

performer (opera)

Jiao Shan

Beigu Shan

Tang the Successful Travelled to the East

Where Is the Great Serpent with Nine Heads

When the Maiden Warned the Brothers Not to Pick Ferns

Chai Shao

Bao Zheng

Ouyang Xiu

Wang Xizhi copying a text in exchange for a goose

Huqiu Shan

When the Grey Geese Came Flocking Together

On That Westward Journey from Zu to Qiong

Wei Zheng

Shiliang (Tiantai Shan)

When Jie Attacked Mengshan

Jie

loading goods

God Sent down Lord Yi

How Did the Mother Star Get Her Nine Children Without a Union

sign of great peace

paperweight in the shape of a ruler

How Did She of the Smooth Sides and Lovely Skin Become His Paramour

Huanggai Feng

Yangzhou

scaling ladder

What Did the Winged Dragon Trace on the Ground, Where Did the Seas and Rivers Flow

Where Is the Nine-Branched Weed, Where Is the Flower of the Great Hemp

On the Morning of the First Day We Took Our Oath

invitation to hermetic life

Shaoyang He

Han Xizai

Han Xizai’s evening banquet

King Millet Was His Firstborn

When High God in Heaven Confers His Mandate

The Dark Man Lay with Her Adulterously and Destroyed His Elder Brother

Dancing with Shield and Plumes

Where Does the Bright God Hide

Zhou Dunyi

Zhang Dao

Zhang Wen

Wang Shenyan

Xi Ruyan

Liu Ji

gathering of eminent elders in Luoyang

Wang Shanggong

Wen Yanbo

Wang Gongchen

Zhao Bing

Chu Jianzhong

Feng Xingji

firing a kiln (firing the clay body)

Su Zhe

Huang Tingjian

Mi Fu

Zhang Jiuling

Li Hua

Meng Haoran

seven virtuous men riding through the pass

Zhang Yue

Zheng Qian

official noticeboard

Honouring the Dead

investigating the Buddhist truth

Yue Fei

Fawang Si

Did She Forsake Her Own Son and Give Herself to Him

Yu Laboured with All His Might

Akesu

Su Xu

Kong Yingda

Li Xuandao

sage

luminous king

Putuo Shan

Buddhist nun

Luo He

dragons (Eight Classes of Nonhuman Beings)

Shakyamuni as an ascetic

Maya

Pei Hang

Cowherd

Li Mingxiang

Li Babai

Peng Qiu

woodcutter Peng Qiu's encounter with immortals

Sun Simiao saving a flood dragon and receiving the recipes for immortality as a reward

spreading liquid starch

seeking inspiration for composing a poem

Dialogue of the Fisherman and the Woodcutter (Shao Yong)

filtering wine

raising net

washing ramie

tortoise shell for divination

Goddess of Lightning

The Elder Brother Had a Hunting Dog

Duke Jing of Qin

He the Valiant Was the Grandson of Meng

He Lü

Bo Lin Hanged Himself

Shensheng

When Wang the Counsellor Was in the Market

Ji Zi Feigned Madness

King Mu of Zhou

King Mu Was a Breeder of Horses

Wang Hai herding oxen and sheep

Why Did He Lose His Oxen and Sheep

Jiandi (legend)

Jiandi swallowing a black bird's egg and later giving birth to Qi

When Jian Di Was in the Tower

Ku

From a Bird-Shaped Vessel Embellished with Jade

Taibo

Fleeing from Gu Gong, They Possessed Wu

Zhongyong

If Shun Had His Wife in His House

Shao Kang

Jiao

When Jiao Was in HU

When Ping Summons up the Rain

When Yi Shot the Suns

When the Wicked One Was Enraged

If Gun Was Not Fit to Allay the Flood

The Mountain Spirit

mountain spirit

The River Earl

Sun God (myth)

The Lord of the East

Greater Master of Fate

The Greater Master of Fate

The Lesser Master of Fate

Lesser Master of Fate

The Lord within the Clouds

The Great Unity, God of the Eastern Sky

hearing the sound of the cross flute

wooden fish

florist

sacrifice to Earth God

Temple of the Earth God

Cui Xizhen

roof construction

blue door streamer of a tavern

school children

returning woodcutter

shepherd playing the cross flute

whipping a water buffalo

fisherman plying a flute

Jizi explaining his teachings

Meng Zong's weeping causing the bamboo to sprout

Meng Zong

Ding Lan

Ding Lan carving wooden figurines of his parents and treating them as if they were alive

Wang Pou weeping at his mother's grave upon hearing thunder

Wang Pou

Jiang Shi

Jiang Shi making a gushing spring and carps leaping out

Huang Xiang fanning the pillow to please his parents

Huang Xiang

Cai Shun picking and sorting mulberries

Cai Shun

Laolaizi playing with toys and dressed up in coloured clothes to amuse his parents

Laolaizi

Yu Qianlou

Yu Qianlou praying to the Polaris

keeping down by force

Yang Xiang seizing a tiger to save his father

low-saturation blue-green mountain

Yang Xiang

Guo Ju obtaining gold upon burying his son

excavate

Guo Ju

Wu Meng submitting himself to mosquitoes in the summer

Wu Meng

Jiang Ge

Jiang Ge labouring himself and devotedly supporting his mother

Tanzi

Tanzi providing his parents with deer's milk

deerskin

Dong Yong

Dong Yong selling himself for the burial of his father

Boxie style of seven-stringed zither

Ji Dan

Farmer God (legend)

Pangu separating Heaven from Earth

Pangu (myth)

King Cheng of Zhou

Bo Yi

Vaiśravaṇa

Virūḍhaka

Dhṛtarāṣṭra

fishing line

Vajraputra

Kālika

Celestial Worthy of the Way and Its Virtue of Great Clarity

Celestial Worthy of Numinous Treasure of Highest Clarity

Maonü

Wang Hong

basket as sedan chair

Jinhua Shan

Emperor Wu of Wei

Lie Yukou

stroking a horse

duck herding

Wang Huizhi visiting Dai Andao on a snowy night

brother

daughter

student

modelling (forming the body of ink stick)

ceremonial umbrella (Eight Auspicious Symbols)

Emperor Yuanzong of Southern Tang

listening to the round-shaped four-stringed lute

Neptune

civil engineering

red sweet gum

vermilion pavilion

Yuanjin Quansheng

bell sound

dhole

Winter Solstice

vegetable flower

white daphne

twelve double-hour periods

bell in the Buddhist monastery

Sanwu

beautiful scenery

celestial globe

carpenter's square

skull

diagram of the universe

Big Dipper

cloud band

screen-shaped mountain

rising cloud

taking care of one's health

side apartment

thaw

standing (mountain)

remote mountain

billowing clouds

very deep blue green

mood to play the seven-stringed zither

Yang Weizhen

deep col

Taihang Shan

distant bank

longevity (mountain)

clear lake

tide

Huai He

swiftly running stream with steep banks hidden in clouds

chattering water flowing over sandbank or stones

hubbub

layers of mountains with caves

tall waterfall

Chinese chestnut

garden balsam

beast clenching a ring

lone rock

twin trees

cloudy forest

overlooking the water (plant)

second five-day period after the Pure Brightness

wheat blossom

Chinese chive

Huaisu

Chinese bush cherry

Japanese rose

Chinese hawthorn

assorted fruits

dense willow

sparse willow

distant Buddhist monastery

harvesting jujubes

Viola philippica

Java sparrow

rosy periwinkle

African marigold

Indian aster

hall crab-apple

peanut

morningstar lily

yellow catalpa

common sunflower

maturation (crops)

saturn peach

flying in circle (animal)

dream (animal)

long life (animal)

damselfly

white butterfly

rare bird

quietly singing bird

playing in water (bird)

chaffinch

yellow-throated bunting

mannikin

arrowhead violet

Chinese silvergrass

starting to flourish

large hawk cuckoo

gamecock

white pheasant

pigeon

blossoms of the Chinese scholar tree

saker falcon

flock of gull and allies

strange fish

golden carp

Where Is the Black Water That Dyes the Feet

White Dew

bullfighting (water buffalo)

running water buffalo

antelope

pair of rabbits

street (the capital of a country)

What Land Does the Sun Not Shine on and How Does the Torch Dragon Light It

roc

bi disc (jade pendant)

hair (human head)

leaning on a pavilion

leaning on a fence

tea house

lying in the snow

Yuan An lying in the snow

Eight Immortals

playing ballgame (children)

holding a flower in both hands

stringed instrument

yang-derived soul

announcing good news

Hongfu

imperial birthday

Fei Changfang

medicine seller turning a walking stick into a dragon

zun wine vessel

bamboo strainer

lotus-leaf cup

The Halo of White Light

twenty-five-stringed zither

Heng Inherited Ji's Prowess

Wang Heng

rare delicacies

crying one's wares

round flat cake

liquor prepared in spring and winter

secluded dwelling

living in seclusion

clear brook

staying up all night on Lunar New Year's Eve

butter lamp

assemblage of auspicious omens

When Youyi's Herdsmen Found Them

King Zhao of Zhou

Lord Zhao Did Much Travelling

chrysanthemum garden

looking down at

arrival

relay station (in the postal or courier system)

precarious mountain path

winding small bridge

riding alone

sweetgum forest

I stop my cart, admiring the sweet-gum forest this late; The frosty leaves are redder than the second-month blossoms

waterway (transport)

calling over the ferry

Xi Hu

two boats

raft floating between the sea and sky

generations

wooden clogs

descendant

watercraft (toy)

twenty-five-stringed harp

imperial city

making a present of something

national capital

farewell composition

ten thousand years

retiring from the emperor's audience

imperial sedan chair

Shang Lin

one's name and position under the civil service examination system

Three Firsts

successful candidate in the palace civil service examination

one hundred promotions

noble rank

emolument

I caress the solitary pine and linger

eastern suburbs

spring ox

right wing

battle at the River Hunbasi

archer

Shun Served His Brother

Hymn to the Fallen

fish-shaped lantern

crane lantern

Qingming Festival (c. 5th April)

transplanting bamboo

torch

arrow-shaped counters

playing with birds (children)

pet animal

tasting and judging the spring water

picking flowers

breaking off an cassia twig

freeing cranes

gazing at the river

enjoying the osmanthus tree

watching cranes

raft of wild ducks

watching swan geese

leaning on a boat

listening to the rain

listening to a waterfall

searching for spring

Shi Hu

slack season in farming

picking cotton

preparing the threshing floor

light green

crops

five cereals

Cao Guojiu

Pure Brightness

going to sacrificial altar

Emperor Xizong of Ming

Emperor Guangzong of Ming

Emperor Shenzong of Ming

Consort Li of Emperor Muzong

Emperor Muzong of Ming

Emperor Shizong of Ming

Emperor Lizong of Song

Emperor Ningzong of Song

spittoon

Chisongzi

Huangshigong

Qingbi Ge

Emperor Minghuang's journey to Shu

Sichuan

Three Sages of the West

Pure Land

ding tripod vessel ((kitchen utensil)

Hanshan

Mahāmaudgalyāyana

bamboo and cypress

story of immortals

shade of a willow tree

pattern weaving

frame used in warp preparation

weft preparation

selecting cocoons

distributing silkworms to bamboo trays

Frost's Descent

winnowing

bamboo chest

transporting grain to the threshing floor

applying fertiliser

levelling soil with a roller harrow

harrowing

harrow-like implement

end-of-year gift

holding a candle

ranseur

wood strawberry

playing the shuttlecock

making a snow lion

Double Ninth Festival (ninth day of the ninth lunar month)

ice sports

Baita Shan

sacrifice to the Stove God

melody of the cross flute

holding a bowl

giraffe

calligraphy and painting

Magu

puppet show

string puppet

game of pitch pot

performing in an opera

Wangkou Zhuang

virtuous person

giving a farewell dinner

Changmen

boy monk

Huiyuan

handsome rock

Tao Hongjing

animal power (transport)

clearing sky after rain

Rhapsody on the Goddess of the Luo River (Cao Zhi)

cottage in the woods

drill ground

Zhongyuan Festival (fifteenth day of the seventh lunar month)

animal tamer

Bathing Buddha's Image

yellow-browed bunting

cogon grass

armrest in writing

night tour

Qiantang Jiang

rising tide

vinegar

imperial lake

locust

wild vegetables

pumpkin

patterned fowl

sweet oak

market

husband

ancient game of ball kicking

apple

Prunus mume

autumn outing

red apricot flower

lying rock

winding stone stairway

water conservancy project

oyster

bayberry

tadpole

hoopoe

sparse bamboo

watching fish

Seeing Off

Lu Yu

Ni Zan

sacrificial altar

arrowhead

embroidery stand

medical doctor

brush washer

Suzhou

dragon boat race in the Jinming Pond

memorial column

Duanmu Ci

Medicine Buddha

sewing

about to snow

Micui Ting

Zhenyan Ting

deep blue-green mountain in fine weather

immortal's life span

Eastern Grove

elegant interest

dragon pool

common people (capital)

returning in glory (said of a high official)

Chinese juniper

gathering of immortals

inn

washing one's hands

waiting for a seven-stringed zither

winding cliffway

grotto heavens

auspicious beginning

floating mist

entertaining oneself with cranes

eating leaves (silkworm)

mulberry

washing an elephant

white horse laden with sutras

conch shell (Eight Auspicious Symbols)

clear and fresh air

mountain walk

Dongting Hu (Tai Hu)

listening to a spring

Xi Shan

transplanting seedlings (rice)

willow catkin

waking up

Ning Qi

Xie An travelling with attendants carrying music instruments

Faber cymbidium

paw licking (animal)

scaly-breasted munia

Daurian redstart

Wei Shui

Yixing

Huzhou

auspicious grains

reciting a Buddhist scripture

Emperor Guangwu of Han

Yan Guang

large turreted boat

Four Hoaryheads of Shang Mountain

Cui Guang

Yu Xuanming

Zhou Shu

Wu Shi

purple mandarin duck

viewing a mountain

Tai Hu

triangle-shaped fishing net

peace

four seasons

luxuriant mountains with a road along the ridge

picking water chestnuts

pair of wild geese

calling water buffaloes

Emperor Wen of Han

Four World Guardians

Thousand-armed and Thousand-eyed Guanyin

pavilion with eaves on all four sides

four kinds of happiness

hill partridge

water vat

washing the moon

tree roots

snowy peak

Marshal Wang

Officer of Earth

Shaking my clothes atop a cliff of a thousand feet, washing my feet in a flow of ten thousand miles

Dule Yuan

orchid and rock

dense trees

rain scene

serene lake

Tiandu Feng

Zhao Mengfu writing the Heart Sutra in exchange for tea

Zhao Mengfu

Xu Xun

Xu Xun moving his residence

syzygy

Xuanwen Jun

enjoying the sound of something

clear and far-carrying sound

grain of wood

mythical birds (Eight Classes of Nonhuman Beings)

Anjali Guanyin

India

Heshi jade disc

Lin Xiangru

Jesus

Sacred Heart

gesture of the lowest of the middle class of beings

Shakyamuni entering nirvana

crane and rail

snapped lotus

Bodhisattva Avalokiteshvara of the Lion's Roar

Water-sprinkling Guanyin

Europe (geography)

half cross-legged posture

seated posture

three honoured buddhas

Ajita

Vanavāsin

Budai

Into the Recesses of the Large Mound

qilin bringing baby

Four-armed Guanyin

esoteric teaching

mandala

Dalai

forty-two hands and eyes

Panchen

enjoying the sight of sailboats

Laozi riding an ox

silver or gold ingot used as money

Bowl of the Big Dipper

God of Examinations

Twenty-four-armed Guanyin

Many Jewels Guanyin

Nondual Guanyin

Peony (Mei Yaochen)

The wind brings the secluded fragrance of the flowers; The birds arrive to view its elegant beauty

A Playful Piece on Lily Magnolia (Bai Juyi)

Pomegranate (Pan Ni)

Looking up at the winding green branches; I see the flowers in red-cloud colour

After peach flowers have newly withered; When twin swallows have just arrived

Crabapples (Zheng Gu)

Twin-Colour Peach Flowers (Shao Yong)

The spreading twigs intertwine with the sleeves; The tender leaves catch the skirts

The leaves are thick with the edges as sturdy as rhinoceros-hide armour; The flowers are not showy with the colour as red as cranes' crown

white swallow

Pomegranate (Wen Tingyun)

Birds descended and stole a few away, holding them in their beaks like fireballs; People came to pick more, trembling on the fallen ones like broken pearls

If you wish to see the maru pile up on your plate; do not wait to mend the bamboo pergola for vines

The branches and leaves are painted in malachite green; The petals and stamens are powdered with yellow orpiment

yellow rose

Luya trees grow near and far; Jade and pearls embellish them everywhere

The fragrant jade-like arils contain immortal juice; The red textured round rinds are made with mermaid gauze

Damnacanthus indicus

She comes from Zhenla; Calling herself Little Yellow Fragrance

The wind and the dew lend her cosmetic cream; The shades of rouge blend into her skin

midget crab-apple

They are most beautiful in the rain; They are most charming when beginning to bloom

The colour resembles jade trees in the immortal land; The fragrance reminds of the Celestial Ruler's palace

Narcissus (Liu Ban)

The leaves look like diagonally ruled papers; The stems seem vertically stored scrolls

Cockscomb Flowers (Luo Ye)

Various Flowers in the Front of Shuyu Zhai (Song Qi)

Chinese mallow

monkshood

All the plants do their utmost in spring flowering; But the poppy is surely the champion of all

wild pansy

The stems receive dews and droop; The fragrance drifts far through the wind

The Bleeding Heart (Zhou Bida)

oats

The leaves are turning in the fragrant wind; The flowers are unfolding in the shades of sunlight

Chinese milk vetch

Celebrating Astragalus (Cao Zhenji)

brushfooted butterfly

Xianglin Villa (Yang Wanli)

wind orchid

Facing the Lotus for Chao Yingzhi (Zhang Lei)

Cissampelopsis volubilis

A Companion Piece to Mr Qian the Supernumerary Senior Recorder's Enjoying the New Chrysanthemum in the Imperial Palace in Early Autumn (Bai Juyi)

Spikes of flowers turn to red to greet autumn

realm of solitary buddhas

karma

wheel of dharma gesture

realm of animals

demigods (Eight Classes of Nonhuman Beings)

realm of disciples

realm of buddhas

realm of demigods

Human Being

animal

realm of divinities

realm of bodhisattvas

realm of ghosts

divinities (Eight Classes of Nonhuman Beings)

realm of humans

heart

liver

stomach

spleen

gallbladder

kidney

bladder

lung

large intestine

small intestine

front (human body)

back (human body)

brick

sauce and pickle shop

fruit shop

stone material

Wannian Qiao

Xu Jiang

Xianfa Qiang

Guanshuifa

Dashuifa

Yuanying Guan

timepiece that announces correct time

Wuzhu Ting

Fangwai Guan

hedge maze

Xushui Lou

Xieqiqu

ceremonial pole with an octagonal head

leopard-tail-decorated spear

assistant regional commander

mounted musketeer brigade

member of the imperial nobility who encroaches on the eight privileges

censor-in-chief

hourglass-shaped drum

double-reeded vertical wind instrument

small hand gong

small bow-shaped cymbals

jade jue goblet

Encampment

ninth rank (military official)

Stride

flag by the inner curtain wall

belt worn for a religious rite

rectangular umbrella

canopy with crank handle

imperial concubine

main motif frame in the shape of rectangle with four corners cut out

folding chair

campstool

Rooftop

tablet bearing the character 'ling'

flag bearing the character 'ling'

rattan shield

tiger-spear brigade

tiger spear

winnowing-basket-shaped musical instrument to keep time

breeding (silkworm)

adding thread after the Winter Solstice

swan goose in autumn

exploring secluded places

Weiwei Day (fifth day of the first lunar month)

Heart of the Perfection of Wisdom Sūtra

King of the Five Offices

Imperial King

King of Mount Tai

home-viewing terrace

Far Reaching King of Qin

King who Turns the Wheel of Rebirth

future birth

King of the First River

Qin Gui

King of the Capital

Madame Meng

Jia Sidao

beverage

Earth-store Bodhisattva

King of Transformations

Imperial King of Song

Fengdu City

hell of frozen ice

horse-head ghost jailer

King Yama

previous birth

The Ordinances of Heaven

Pure Temple

altar of Heaven

Clear

east

Black Tortoise

Green Dragon

Vermilion Bird

south

west

north

White Tiger

wonton

hand puppet

dried bean curd

chanting by Daoist priests

jellied bean curd

music (advertisement)

cooper

carpenter's ink marker

carpenter

toilet paper

scallion

carrot

salted vegetable

begging alms

peddler's string of bells

rodenticide

dog pounding grains

cotton flutter

bowing the cotton

overland dragon boat

storytelling accompanied by a percussion instrument

carpentry

making a rice huller

making silver articles

silversmith

glyphomancy

glass

glass grinder

grinding glass

making stockings

making arrows

candle making

driving a pig

swineherd

dustpan

dung collecting

paper ingots

making a paper ingot

jeweller

drilling seed pearls

tin ware making

tinsmith

turning stem of a tobacco pipe on a lathe

sharpening a knife

knife-grinder

feather duster

ceramics

copying

painter

tobacco farmer

cutting tobacco leaves

lamb and mutton

emptying chamber pots

woman who empties chamber pots

treatment for itchy skin

salted fish

ceramics repairing

pork

blind woman

flour milling

millworker

screen mould to lift the paper pulp

paper-pulp tub

lifting the pulp with the screen

sculptor

peep show box

running a peep show

thick soup

oil and lacquer painting

lacquer man

pill

powder medication

distilling wine

large jar for liquor

still

mending shoes

working the bellows

mending a wok

bean curd

thin pancake

making a pancake

hairdresser

incense making

medicine woman

catching tooth worms

flying weight

training white-rumped munia

master of methods

making clogs

rattle drum

making sieves

calligrapher

writing on a lantern

cutting stones

stonemason

repairing umbrellas

collarbone shackling

burning incense on the arm

making scales

magician

conjuring

red silk braid

plaiting

trading company

firing tea leaves

compressing tea leaves

rolling tea leaves

selecting tea leaves

drying tea leaves in the sun

picking tea leaves

preparing soil

Phyllodium pulchellum

Jasminum lanceolarium

Dinghu Shan

Begonia fimbristipula

sugarcane

canna

Clerodendrum philippinum

Lycoris

elderflower rose

Huodendron

Pittosporum tobira

Japanese honeysuckle

Melodinus suaveolens

ylang-ylang vine

mountain pomegranate

Syzygium jambos

tiger lily

Trapa bicornis

Rhododendron mucronatum

Yunnan camellia

Xinxing

herbal medicine shop

porcelain shop

unloading a kiln (firing the clay body)

firing the clay body

loading a kiln (firing the clay body)

trimming (forming the clay body)

dipping ceramic glaze

breaking ceramic rocks

making ceramic glaze

mining ceramic rocks

purifying ceramic clay with water

making ceramic slurry

mining ceramic clay

sample goods

foreign trading company

assessing a person's fortune by his or her appearance

creating cocoons

Morus alba var. multicaulis

Morus alba var. alba

three-stringed spike lute

striking or chime clock

Taiwan yuhina

Bohemian waxwing

painted snipe

yellow bittern

tufted duck

baikal teal

cock-head waterlily

longan

sugar apple

banana

shrubby althaea

Xi'nan

hulled rice

sugar funnel

Xi Jiang

Guilin

cotton

pimp

Dongguan

floating grocery

duck-raising boat

stage costume

theatrical troupe's boat

Lord Derby's parakeet

common wrightia

castor bean

Nongyu

Reading the Letter at the Dressing Table

The Interruption of the Religious Service

Huiming

Synopsis

The Wonder Remedy

Breaking through the Encirclement to Seek for Help

Chance Encounter at the Buddha Hall

Farewell to the Sworn Brother

Renting of the Quarters in the Monastery

Invitation to the Banquet

Jokes between the Houseboy and Hongniang

The Love Letter

The Beautiful Moment under the Moon

The Riot Breaking Out

A Poem and Its Response by the Eastern Wall

Letter of the Parting Sorrow

finger

tearing up

memorial to the throne

c-shaped disc pendant

venting one's grievances

reporting to a superior

Yang Rong

coma

interrogation

secretly memorialising the throne

instructing

pouring wine into a cup

road-side kiosk

weather

kowtow

Woman Yang

setting free

army provisions

elbow

Chong Yingbiao

Huang Yuanji

Jin Kui

Zhao Bing (Investiture of the Gods)

Mei Wu

thanking by salute

script

announcing an imperial decree

King Wu Creates the States

conferring the name of deity upon a deceased person

Apricot-Yellow Flag

pennant for calling back the spirit of the dead

Deification of the Dead

Relief Supplies Distributed

The Tyrant Ends His Own Life

incinerating oneself

Daji Is Captured

Lu Renjie

The Tyrant's Ten Crimes

The Tyrant's Last Struggle

Youhun Guan

Occupation of Youhun Guan

Dou Rong

Yuan Hong

Zhu Zizhen

The Subjugation of Seven Sprites

Yang Xian

Jin Dasheng

Chang Hao

Dai Li

Wu Long

Fire Attack on Panlong Ling

Wu Wenhua

throwing a stone with a hand to hit enemy

Gao Jue

The Subjugation of Shen Shu and Yu Lu

Gao Ming

Cutting Open the Bellies of Pregnant Women

pregnant woman

Crossing the Ywllow River

Death of Tuxing Sun and His Wife

Wen Pin

Jiang Xiong

Cui Ying

The Fall of Generals and Princes

Deng Kun

Rui Ji

The Rebellion of Two Marquises

Bian Ji

falling (movement, posture, and gesture of the human body)

Occupation of Lintong Guan

Lintong Guan

Subjugation of Lion, Elephant and Hou

Golden-Hair Hou

Puxian Zhenren

Cihang Daoren

Celestial Worthy of Outstanding Culture

At Wanxian Formation

Ten-Thousand-Immortal Formation

The Deity of Smallpox at Tong Guan

Xu Fang

Collapse of Wenhuang Formation

Chuanyun Guan

Four Generals in Captivity at Chuanyun Guan

human body with three heads and eight arms

Long Anji

Breaking the Zhuxian Formation

Jieyin Daoren

Transformation into Three Purities

Kui-Ox

Han Sheng

Han Bian

The Occupation of Sishui Guan

Sishui Guan

Han Rong

Yu Yuan

An Attempted Theft Ends in Failure

stealing

Combat between Two Generals

Huang Feihu Defeated at Qinglong Guan

Qiu Yin

Qinglong Guan

Mother Golden Spirit

Guangchengzi at the Biyou Gong

Wuyun Xian

Mother Turtle Spirit

Biyou Gong

Duobao Daoren

The Offensive on Three Routes

Subjugation of Kong Xuan

Gao Jineng

Trouble at Jinji Ling

Boyi

Boyi and Shuqi Stop the Army

Shuqi

Jiang Ziya as Commander

Huangjin Warrior

Hong Jin Attacks Xiqi

Whale-Dragon

Wu Ji

Yin Jiao's Head Hoed Off

Five-Dragon Wheel

Fire Crow

Liu Huan

Mist-Dew Qian-Kun Net

Fire Blaze All Over Xiqi City

Luo Xuan

Yin Jiao's Revolt

Ma Shan

Qian Bao

Zhang Shan in Xiqi

Zhang Shan

Yin Hong Meets His Doom

Ma Yuan Assists Yin Hong

Ma Yuan

Yin and Yang Mirrior

The Deity of Epidemics is Defeated

Pang Hong

Zhu Tianlin

Lu Yue, a Deity of Epidemics

Zhou Xin

Li Qi

Yang Wenhui

Su Hu Against Xiqi

gift for inviting one's service

Deng Jiugong Is Won Over

Ju Liusun

Surrender of Tuxing Sun

Tuxing Sun Poses a Threat

Tiger with Dragon-Whiskers

Tai Luan

Deng Jiugong Attacks Xiqi

Grand Tutor Wen's Death

Huang Tianxiang

Grand Tutor Wen's Disastrous Defeat

Qiongxiao

The Yellow River Formation

Yellow-River FFormation

Yunxiao

Bixiao

Zhang Shao

Red-Sand Formation

King Wu in the Red Sand Trap

The Death of Zhao Gongming

Gongming Assists the Grand Tutor

Mother Golden Light

Breaking the Golden Light Trap

Golden-Light Formation

Han Dulong

Confronting the Destructive Forces

Xu E'hu

Ziya's Soul Floats over Kunlun Shan

Yao Bin

Grand Tutor Wen Suffers Defeat

Xin Jia

Surrender of the Bandit Chiefs

Grand Tutor Attacks Xiqi

Mo Lihai

Xiqi City under Siege

Mo Liqing

Primeval-Chaos Umbrella

Mo Lihong

Mo Lishou

Jiang Ziya Freezes Qi Shan

Wang Mo

Ziya Tackles Four Supeior Men

Li Xingba

Yang Sen

Gao Youqian

Jiang Ziya Visits Kunlun Shan

First Disaster within the Western Foothills

Feng Lin

Zhang Guifang

Surrender of Two Generals

Good and Bad Fortune of Huang Feihu

Yu Hua

The Battle at Sishui Guan

Tong Guan

Meeting between Father and Son

Chen Tong

Perfected Lord of Qingxu Daode

Flight and Pursuit

Incidents Leading to a Rebellion

Zhaoge

Clash between Two Grand Dukes

Punitive Expedition against the North Grand Dukedom

Return of the Grand Old Master

Daji Plots Revenge

Banquet for Specters in the Palace

soliciting a competent person for an official vacancy

From Fisherman to Prime Minister

Dream of a Flying Bear

flying bear

Return of the Duke

Flight through the Five Passes

San Yisheng Bribes the Corrupt Courtiers

Boyi Kao

Gifts to the King

Flight to Pan Xi

The Serpent Pit

serpent pit

pond of wine, forest of meat

Burning the Jade Lute Specter

Jiang Ziya Leaves Kunlun Shan

Reincarnation with Lotus Flowers

Combat Between Two Fairies

nature spirits (Eight Classes of Nonhuman Beings)

The Birth of Nezha

Li Gen

The Ill-Fortunes of the Grand Dukes

Youli

divination by the eight trigrams

Dog people

Yu'er

luo-fish

bang-fish

shuangshuang

mao-horse

No-Calf people

Rain Master's Concubine people

creature with a dragon head and a human body

creature with a human head and a horse body

surrender

person in the Five Emperors period (legend)

man of virtue

xingxing

light

Horn

Encountering Sorrow

Prince Zhaoming's Reading Terrace

ox

Raolong Song

Jiulong Tan (Huang Shan)

Xuanyuan Bei

Xianqiao

Mingxian Quan

Lianhua Feng (Huang Shan)

Diaotai

Tianmen

Wolong Song

artfulness

ancestor

state

The waters are still, the tower’s shadow straight; Mountains dusky where the frontier sun slants down

I rejoice that there are not many buildings; Lucky not to have the cloudy mountains blocked from view

Lake geese rise in pair after pair; When someone comes, on purpose they fare on north

Light on bamboo concentrates wilderness colors; The reflection of my cottage ripples in the river’s current

I raise my face, avid to watch the birds; I turn my head, mistakenly to answer someone

Mists open up, orchid leaves fragrant on the warm breezes; On riversides they mingle with peach blossoms to form brocade-like waves

Yingwu Zhou

The wild geese, taking along the heart's sorrow, have gone; Come the mountains, carrying the fine moon in their beak

White gulls dream of playing together in waves

The green colour of the mountains, near or far, is luxuriant; The leaves on the trees, tall or short, are sparse

grain preparation on the threshing floor

The returning traveller overlooks the open country while awaiting the ferry

The water reaches the sky when wild geese arrive

fisher family

layers of mountains

Duxiu Feng

Nine Songs

Song Zhi

About Poetry (Song Luo)

Song Luo

Song Yun

King of the Divinities

Qin Liangyu offering herself for military service

Guan Daosheng

Da Qiao

Xiao Qiao

Qin Luofu

Yuzhen Gongzhu

Milky Way

Meng Guang

Shangguan Wan'er

Qiuran ke

Lunar Palace

Ruangong Ci

Aiwu Caolu

Gujing Jingshe

stone stele in the Temple of the Dragon King at Leitang

Ruangong Lou

Kangshan Caotang

Wanliu Tang (Yangzhou)

Wenxuan Lou

Huguang Shanse Ruangong Lou

Huang Xiangjian's journey in search of his parents

general view

domestic animal

Li Xiangjun

busy season in farming

Ji Shui

Anshan Hu

Sound of cockcrow, the moon over thatched inn; Someone's footprints, frost on the plank bridge

Fog hides the trees on the level moor; Wind carries the waves on the distant shore

The cliffs are sprayed with the cold water; The stone steps are cleaned by spring clouds

The birds perch on the trees at the pond; A monk knocks at the door under the moonlight

Beyond thousand peaks a single candle burns; At the first night watch a rain shower falls

Trees of lofty height look denser at daybreak; Mountains and hills appear more in fine weather

stable

listening to the snow fall

equestrian performance

Manchu ethnic minority

being radiant with joy

Zhou Cang

Guan Ping

kerchief

metal headband

Empress Ula Nara the Wife of Emperor Shizong

enjoying the sight of plants

eighth rank (military official)

sixth rank (military official)

fifth rank (military official)

third rank (military official)

silver pheasant

Central Asia (geography)

conferring registers of ordination

Su Hui

Picture of the Turning Sphere (Su Hui)

He Renjie

Fei Xing

Zhang Guilan

Chu Biao

straw hat brim

Jin Dali

Guan Tai

Fei Degong

male servant in a brothel

Jie Qing

three-tuft thin and sparce beard

Yang Zheng

official holding a flag or tablet bearing the character 'ling'

Cao Zhi

Jiang Ren

Du Hua

Ma Ying

Shi Zhongyu

forehead band

elderly woman (role in a play)

Madame Zhou

Yu Qi

Qiao San

Dou Hu

Mi Long

Chang Liu

Shi Da'nai

Wan Junzhao

Li Gongran

Guan Xiaoxi

javelin container

Zhu Guangzu

Huang Longji

Jin Jia

Hou Junji

Lu Mingyue

Luo Mingxing

Tong Huan

Wang Bodang

Xue Yindeng

Wang Junkuo

Niu Xiu

Cheng Zhijie

Luo Cheng

Shan Xiongxin

Qin Qiong

Liu Feng

lotus hat

Cao Ren

Xia Houba

Zhao Yun

Ma Dai

Wei Yan

marquis' hat

Xu Zhu

Zhang He

Xia Houdun

Pang De

robe embroidered with the eight trigrams ((stage costume)

headkerchief embroidered with the eight trigrams

hat worn by an emperor

Huang Zhong

Miss Shi

hexagonal hat

old servant

Miss Deng

Madame Deng

Deng Che

Hua Chong

Xu Qing

Jiang Ping

Chunyang-style headkerchief

Lu Fang

Bai Yutang

hero

armed escort

escort or bodyguard's flag

Zhan Zhao

Ouyang Chun

Ma Han

Wang Chao

Supernumerary Gentleman Shi

headkerchief worn by a supernumerary gentleman

White Tiger (character in a literary work)

Green Dragon (character in a literary work)

Jinyanbao

Yin'yanbao

Motianzai

seven-star headband

lotus armour

genies guarding a monastery

headband with a crescent-shaped piece

Erlang Shen

Madame Wang

tobacco pouch

Zhao Zhiqian

When I return, the lamplight is blue and the moon bright; In a broken dream is my hometown sky

Xi Shan (Beijing)

Haidian

The four poets tossed about on the waves; Their boat sailed into the misty realm of plum blossoms

Xiao Yuan

Emperor Shengzu of Qing

Emperor Shizu of Qing

Emperor Wuzong of Ming

Emperor Xiaozong of Ming

Emperor Muzong of Ming

Emperor Yingzong of Ming

Emperor Renzong of Ming

Emperor Chengzu of Ming

Emperor Taizu of Ming

Emperor Renzong of Yuan

Emperor Wuzong of Yuan

Emperor Chengzong of Yuan

bow container

Zhanyinbao

Yuewang Dun

apricot (general)

Jiucheng Gong

Thirty-six Peaks

Zhanggong Dong (seventy-two blissful lands)

angling while sitting

The wilderness moist, the misty light thin; Sands radiant, the sunlight moves slowly

I gather pinecones brought down by the wind; I hack open honeycombs as the weather gets cold

Shu’s stars are seen rarely in cloudy skies; River rain at night is heard often

The candle slants, I first see it close by; The boat grows heavy, but I never hear anything

Where the torrent runs cold you have almost made it; The forest is black, birds have surely roosted

Mountain clouds rise, filling the valley; Soaking your hedge, a stream hangs in a little falls

Tall bamboo do not let in the heat; The waves of merging streams needlessly surge

Path and rocks wind around each other; The stream and clouds go or stay as they will

shade of a forest

freeing captive animals

loyalty

tripod vessel for tea

grotto heavens and blissful lands

Sitting under luxuriant trees all day long; Placing my feet in clear springs to cleanse myself

Yisong

silhouette of a bamboo

severe winter

puppy

hawk (general)

lizard

Yu Shan

woods and ravines

searching animal spirits in the mountain

Spanish jasmine

relationship between parents and children (Human Being)

One Leaf Guanyin

Xumen

A Song of Peach Blossom Spring (Wang Wei)

An Inscription Dedicated to Zhou Fengchang (Dong Qichang)

colour midway between blue and green

blue-green of low saturation

Yang Shiqi

Yang Rong

Li Shimian

Xing Yuan

Zhou Shu

Wang Zhi

Wang Ying

Chen Xun

Yang Pu

Qian Xili

Huang Lou

achieving immortality

Rhapsody on the Huang Lou (Su Zhe)

Wang Wei's poetic concept

Bodhidharma crossing the Yangtze River on a reed

Baojin Lou

Vimalakīrti

Vimalakīrti expounding the doctrine of nonduality

Watching Fish on the Dam over the Hao River

joy of fish

fry

tying up a horse

dowry

Zhong Kui giving his sister away in marriage

meeting between Yaoshan and Li Ao

Yaoshan

Li Ao

Two Poems Dedicated to the Eminent Monk Yaoshan Weiyan (Li Ao)

utensil (house)

Wang Xizhi entertaining himself with geese

Xisai Shan

sagebrush

official (general)

The Decade of Hong Yan

Duke Wen of Jin

Duke Wen of Jin recovering his state

secluded realm

sound

Zhaoyebai

Classic of Filial Piety

poverty

winter melon

pair of domestic geese

Zhan Yuan

Fu Nü

Fusheng passing on the Classic of Documents by hiding it in the stone wall

Fu Sheng

Chao Cuo

Wang Changling

Liuli Tang

forming the body of ink stick (ink making)

camel carriage

Eighteen Songs of a Nomad Flute (Liu Shang)

Han ethnic group

receiving advice

Su'an

Qingxi River (Xuancheng)

Xiang Shan

Zhao Zisi

Lin Bu

butterfly (general)

On the Love of Lotus (Zhou Dunyi)

high pavilion

Essay on Delighting the Mind (Zhong Changtong)

tombstone

Fujian

Baihe Ling

Buddhist scriptures, treatises, monastic regulations

Zhuming Huizhden (Luofu Shan)

Luofu Shan

Emperor Taizong of Yuan

Emperor Taizu of Yuan

Emperor Duzong of Song

Emperor Qinzong of Song

Emperor Huizong of Song

Emperor Zhezong of Song

Emperor Yingzong of Song

Emperor Renzong of Song

Emperor Zhenzong of Song

Emperor Taizong of Song

Emperor Gaozu of Tang

Emperor Wen of Sui

Emperor Wu of Liang

Emperor Gaozu of Han

Bhadra

Kaifeng

hundred

Chaoyin Dong

Shanshi Qinglan

removing bird's nest

cowrie motif

letter 'S' motif

taotie

spring waters

water chestnut flower

eight doubled trigrams

dragon horse

rush-matt pattern

six dragons

Peace

thunder pattern

Chart out of the Yellow River

Script out of the Luo River

bow-string motif

one-horn-and-one-foot-dragon-and-phoenix motif

character motif

many seeds

jiaoduan

nipple motif

dragon playing with the cub

ethnic group (general)

Earthly Branches

They flip lightly their jade scissors to flutter out of flowers; Dancing the Nichang to bring the moon home

orchid family

magnolia family

Chaoercong

Yuekulai

Laiyuanliu

Khitan envoys for an court audience (Jingde reign)

imperial equipage on an inspection of the flooding River Bian (Jingde reign)

reading in the Grand Pure Building (Jingde reign)

Pang Tongzhi

Wang Hong paying a visit to Tao Qian

Marital Alliance

Yingdu

O Soul, Come Back, Return to Your Old Abode

Jicui Feng

Yongtai Si

Lu Yuanlang

cupboard

Yan Chaoyin

Lanke Shan

Pizhou

Fan Ci

Emperor Zhuangzong of Later Tang

Luoyang Lou

Pangu Si

Yanbo Zhishuang

Yuxue Gubai

Yao and Shun Had Those They Could Trust with Office

Wenshu Tai

Xuelangshi

Xianchuang Yan

Picking Lotus Seedpods (Wang Bo)

Xiantui Yan

Ballad of Staying up All Night on New Year's Eve

Lingyan Shan

Xiang Shan

Zhixing Shan

enjoying the sight of nature

We Played the Nine Songs and Danced the Shao Dances

archaic flute used as a dance prop

Lülianghong

victory banquet at the Zhengdaguangming Hall

feeding passerines

everybody being happy

Wanliu Tang

wind and rain all over the town

Shizhong Shan

Shuifang Yanxiu

Prince Xingxian of Ming

Xinjiang

having all one's wishes

water dropper

Lujin Miao

Jiagou Yi

Ranju Yan

hunting banquet at the Northern Military Camp (Jingde reign)

Huanghe Lou

Song Zhiwen

The Stairway

with reverence wishing someone a long life

Xianyue Yan

Zhibai Xuan

Granting the Common People One Step in Noble Rank

Zilu carrying rice for his parents

Zi Lu

Shanxinglang

Jinchixian

Jingshi Yu

Tianping Shan

All Your Household Have Come to Do You Honour

three friends

Zhuwo

Guangmo Ting

Yanxun Shanguan

Fangzhu Linliu

Zhang Gongjin

Feng Ling

Liu Xian

I move here not for any other things; I only want to borrow the southern kiosk to view the mountains

Xihai

yu food basin

Kong Chaofu

Six Hermits by the Bamboo Brook

Zhang Shuming

Pei Zheng

Tao Mian

Han Zhun

Hongmen

Lu Tong

Lu Tong making tea

Yangqing Yi

Tianjin

Shan Xi

Bright is the moon, sparse are the stars; Ravens and sparrows fly south

Jade Dew from Crane Forest (Luo Dajing)

Wu Xi

Emperor Xiaozong of Song

I Look up to the Bright Moon and Sigh

Tao Qian sending over a labourer and a letter

Consort Shao of Emperor Xianzong

King Wu of Zhou receiving the Cinnabar Document

Zong Chuke

Doushan Ting

I Look up at the Floating Clouds with Heavy Sigh

Bodhidharma Meditation Cliff

Wuru Feng

Shaolin Si (Song Shan)

Niliao Yan

Hanhui Feng

man dressed in white sending wine to Tao Qian

one thousand mu of bamboo along the Wei River

Hongxian

Zaoye Tang

Weiting

Baiyang He

drinking overnight

Asking the Moon with Wine in Hand (Li Bai)

Zhang Liang

Xuezhaolu

I Knelt on My Outspread Skirts and Poured My Plaint Out

sunlight

Building an Arch Bridge Across the Water

Zhang Fei

Liu Bei's third visit to Zhuge Liang

Guan Yu

Jiamaying

Daoguang Emperor being presented with prisoners at the Wumen Gate

Jining

beauty and intelligence

Till I Came to Where Chonghua Was and Made My Plaint to Him

Jufang Ting

Li Fan

Li Xian

five princes returning drunkenly

Li Ye

Li Hui

Jingu Yuan

Li Xiaogong

Emperor Shizong of Jin

Shuangfeng Si

Guanshui Yan

Wansong Si

Liuhe Yi

To and Fro in the Earth You Must Everywhere Wander

Fu Yue

tamp

Wu Pingyi

Far-off Journey

small cup

Wang Wei playing the music of Yulunpao

recapture of Kothan

Beizhen Shuangfeng

Qingqi Lou

Yunrong Shuitai

Wang Ji

Emperor Ningzong of Yuan

The Phoenix Flies High and Will Not Come down and Alight

reed stem

reed flower

Jinshan Si (Pan Shan)

Empress Zhang the Wife of Emperor Xiaozong

Heng Shan

Nuanliu Xuanbo

Wushi

Nan Lou

Empress Gao the Wife of Emperor Taizu

Du Yan

Feng Ping

Zhu Guan

Wang Huan

Lücheng

Xinyang Gang

Willow Palisade

Harness Flying Dragons to Be My Coursers

Pilixiang

Yujian Chi

Brocade Sails on the Winding Water

Huishan Si

Stream in Wuling

offsprings of cassia and orchid

three blessings

Pan Shan

Lian Jiang

When I Ascended the Splendour of the Heavens

Qingjiliu

Zhao Bian

What I Regret Is the Fair One's Waywardness

Zhilan Shi

Feilai Feng

Qianning Yi

Zixu Ci

Ciguang Si

Lu Yu tasting spring waters

Xi'an

Ballard of Fair Ladies (Du Fu)

Longmen

great auspicious long-lasting peace

Xixing

Xu Jian

Opening the Sacred Field

Yunwaishang

Ni Zan washing the Chinese parasol tree

brush

Hami

Presenting Those Capable and Good Persons Who Are Able to Speak Frankly and Giving Remonstration Unflinchingly

Duan Zhiyuan

Record of the Yueyang Lou (Fan Zhongyan)

Yipianyun (Longjing)

Saohua An

Lufeng Shan

people presenting auspicious wood (Taiping Xingguo reign)

Chinese character

Lianchuan Caotang

Zhu Jifu

Augment the Jade Tablets and the Pieces of Silk at the Various Sacrifices

sacrificial architecture

Yangcun Yi

Dawanliu

Wei Sili

Riguan Feng

Jiulong Tan (Song Shan)

Longquan Si

Kong Lin

sundial

Jingyi Xuan

Yao Jiang

colour of the sky at dawn

Emperor Minghuang's night banquet

Jizhu Yan

Duisong Shan

Zhu Shouchang giving up his official career to look for his mother

Zhu Shouchang

It is raining for days, smoke from chimney rises slowly; Meals are prepared and brought to the fields of the east

Superior Realm of Water Crystals

Song Bai

Li Zhi

Su Yijian

Five Phoenixes of the Hanlin Academy

Jia Huangzhong

Lü Mengzheng

Qicun

Yayi Shan

Xiazhen

Xinzha He

Empress Xu the Wife of Emperor Chengzu

I Have Harnessed Brave Courses for You to Gallop Forth With

Zhihekou

Abolishing the Laws Against Speaking Ill and Criticizing

O Soul, Come Back, in the South You Cannot Stay

Cangzhou

Nine Changes

In the Gale No Trees Stand Still

Jiao Tai

battle at Kor-ping

Qingjiangpu Zha

Glowing Rosy Clouds Ascend

selling stupidity

Ballad of Selling Stupidity

Duishan Ting

Yunü Feng

Lü Zuqian

Fenghuang Ling

Qutang Xia

Shizi Yan

Wangling Shan

Yan Yanzhi

Yan Yanzhi leaving money

wine cup

Cuifeng Ge

Shaolin Si (Pan Shan)

Lianchang Gong

Qu Tutong

Yiqi Yan

Shuanghuayao

capture of the rebel chief Jehangir at the mountain Hartagai

Xinzha

Kuqa

Zhugu

Wangting

Lü Gong (garden rock)

Ziyun (garden rock)

Jian Shi (garden rock)

Lu Shen

Lata Xian (garden rock)

Zizhi (garden rock)

Suoyi Zhenren (garden rock)

Mayi Daozhe (garden rock)

Mount Huixian

winding path leading to a secluded place

Tao Qian refusing to meet the local inspector

Xiao Shan

Huasuo Ting

The birds are singing, swiftly flying down to the stream; The clouds are floating, all of a sudden encircling the mountain peaks

Chihuaying

Mudan Ting

Futian Congyue

King Wen of Zhou encountering Lü Wang fishing at Panxi

Pan Xi

Wucheng

Lüliang Shan

Wansong Shan

King Wen of Zhou encountering Lü Wang

O Soul, Come Back

Yuelai Xi

Min Sun wearing thin clothes to obey his mother

Gutianxiang Si

yin and yang

Mi Fei bowing to a rock

Qushui Hexiang

Nong Ge

Tulufan

Presenting Those Capable and Good Persons and Dismissing the Encampments and Garrison Soldiers

Diaoyue Ting

I Linger on Here in Uncertainty

Liu Qiao

Lu Cangyong

Jiagang

Trees Are Seen as Pillars

Linwu Dong

Lier Si

Tianyu Xianchang

Wusu

Old Fisherman (Liu Zongyuan)

Climbed the Peak of Langfeng, and There Tied up My Steeds

Providing for Those Meritorious Persons Who Came with Emperor Jing from the Kingdom of Dai and Adding to the Fief of Meritorious Subjects of Emperor Gaozu

Benlü Shan

Yunshan Shengdi

Yongqingxue

Penglai Ge

Liu Zhiji

Foshui Qiguan

I Gazed on a Jade Tower's Glittering Splendour

Lianwo Yi

I Thought How the Trees and Flowers Were Fading and Falling

Establishing Liu Piqiang, Liu Zhang, etc. as Kings

Zhaoyin Shan

Shao Yong

Zuiweng Ting

Record of the Zuiweng Ting (Ouyang Xiu)

Chuifeng Luozhao

Lixue Tang

Alas for the Days Gone By

purple clouds floating above the Hangu Pass

Fengquan Qingting

Xing Tan

Yiting Shan

Xiling Chenxia

Hongyuzuo

Henglin

Xiao Xiang

In the world of mortals hustle and bustle is everywhere; Alone I ascend the river tower gazing into the distance in all directions

Jiange

Hutian Ge

Abolishing the Secret Invocator

Dawang Feng

The Twenty-four Modes of Poetry (Sikong Tu)

Wuyi Shan

Old Pines of the Hall of Receiving Light

Xingchun Qiao

Shiji Guanyu

Chanwo

Chang Shan

I Ground Fine Jasper Meal for My Journey's Provisions

jade powder

Xu Yanbo

Moyuchi

wild silkworms producing a piece of brocade

rearing silkworms

Banjinbiao

Cuifeng Si

Forest Cut off from the Distant Neighbourhood

five good fortunes

White sand, green bamboo, river village at dusk; He bids farewell to his guests at his tree-branch gate in new moonlight

washing article for the face, hands and feet

Huang Tingjian washing his mother's bedpan

Emperor Minghuang playing chess

Xinyi

Jingkou Sanshan

Yunzhao Si

Empress Xia the Wife of Emperor Wuzong

Liang Gu

Father and Son Who Obtained the First in the Palace Civil Service Examination

Liang Hao

Ruyicong

Baiyun Si

Lengjia Si

Lingkunbai

Shuizhuju

Jilin

coiled serpent

Dantu

Tai Shan

Shen Quanqi

Putting on the Hundred Treasure Saddles

Cheng Hao

Galloping Through the Alder Forest

auspicious and ten-thousand-year glossy fungi (Ming)

Yingzhuan Qiaomu

Cixian Tang

Zhulin Si

Lianli Shan

Bailong Tan

Xianyang Yan

battle at Sabdul

Tao Qian stroking a zither without strings

Simian Yunshan

Taibai Lou

Zheng Yin

Tao Qian filtering wine with a headwrap

Ballad of Hitting Excrement

hitting excrement

Luli

Changhong Yinlian

Efang Palace Built on the Layers of the Peaks

ten perfections delivering good news

Lady Wenji viewing a hunt

Shanjuan Dong

Dongting Shan

Heng Shan

Yang Hu

Xiangyuan Yiqing

Lord of the Earth

Three Eyes He Has in His Tiger's Head, and His Body Is like a Bull's

Yunlong Shan

Xuzhou

Tomb of Fan Zeng

Wen Jiao's Dressing Table

Zhengjiakou

Zhongpan

Zhu Xi

Emperor Xuanzong of Tang

battle at Yangi-arbat

Zhujing

Dongtian Yan

In the New Year, as Spring Began

Piaomu Ci

Huai'an

Qutouji

I Made a Coat of Lotus and Water Chestnut Leaves, and Gathered Lotus Petals to Make Myself a Skirt

Xiancang Yan

Ba Qiao

Feiyun Yan

Xue Ji

Tang Jian

Woji

image in a mirror

looking in the mirror

beating clothes

Golden Wind Enters the Quiet Courtyard

Empress Zhang the Wife of Emperor Renzong

Zhangsun Shunde

Zeng Shen feeling pain in his heart when his mother bit her finger

The River by Night in Spring (Zhang Ruoxu)

Liu Yunji

Su Shi returning to his residence lit by golden lotus lamps

Proudly the Trace Horses Arched and Curved Themselves

The Virtuous Are Not Swan Geese

Quanyuan Shibi

Embracing Sand

Linqing

Danzao Yan

Ballad of Sitting Around the Fire

Dwelling amidst Bamboo (Tao Jiucheng)

Hu Yuan

Four Perfected Persons of the Jiayou Reign

Various Nobles Proceeding to Their Territories

Huangniba

Jin Shan Jiao Shan

Wulumuqi

Yingjia Yan

Hukou Waterfall

battle of Awabat

Personally Attending Mulberry-related Rituals

duties (empress)

Xiang Jiang

My Father Took Omen to Give Me an Auspicious Name

The Grove Grows into a Forest

Liuyi Jing

Jingshui Yuncen

Woyun Shan

Granting Half of the Land Tax on the Cultivated Fields

Yuhuaying (Qing)

Zhuanhe Yi

Shahu

Discussing the Sacrifice in the Suburbs

Emperor Xuanzong of Tang playing in an ensemble

Even if the boat is blown away by night wind, it will still stay at the shallow water by the blooming reeds

Luoshe

Yuewang Gongdian

In a lone boat, an old man, in bamboo hat and straw cloak; Fishing alone, in the cold river snow

Xiuyun Si

Tanzhe Shan

Zhang Haowen

Wu Yuncheng

gathering of the nine elders

Wei Pi

Zhu Ang

Yang Huizhi

Li Fang

Zanning

Li Yun

Song Qi

From All Your Land, by Every Road

Shedu

Feng Qiao

Hanshan Si

Yuntai Shan

Jiuweng Yan

Miscellaneous Notes by Dongpo (Su Shi)

Wuming Si

Liangjiazhuang Yi

My Nü Xu Was Fearful and Clung to Me Imploringly

Benniu

Cranes nestle all around the pines; Visitors seldom call on my wicker gate

Tangquan (Huang Shan)

Haopu Jianxiang

Record of the Xiyu Ting (Su Shi)

The Mantis Catching the Cicada

Lüliang Pubu

Dizhu Cliff

In Praise of the Orange Tree

Balikun

Hualin Yuan

Baoying

Xu Heng

Ning Qi Sang as He Fed His Ox at Evening

Ruhuangbao

Wenzheng Shan

Xuediandiao

Jingji Shanzhuang

O Soul, Come Back, in the North You May Not Stay

Abolishing the Land Tax

Bailuquan An

Zhangren Feng

Binghu Jing

Du Huangshang

Zheng Yuqing

Lu Zhi

Gao Ying

Zhao Jing

Seven Sages (Zhenyuan)

Jia Dan

Zheng Xunyu

Liang Xi

Kuaiji Shan

An Account of a Painting (Han Yu)

Tianxiangshenchu Tang

Spring in the River Land

Li Jiao

Laozi teaching Yin Xi the classic

The Great Summons

Caishi Ji

When the Farmer Rests His Plough and Moves About in Idleness, I Fear That Field and Meadow Will Be Overgrown with Weeds

Abrogating All the Statutes and Orders for the Arresting of Wives and Children and Punishing Them with the Criminal

In the mountain it rains through the night; On the top of tree branches torrential springs are gushing out

Wushu Qingliang

Jixiang An

Jiedai Si

Loumen

Fanying Ge

Emperor Wen of Han personally tasting his mother's medicine

Rhapsody of the Fen River in the Past

Songyue Si

Han Bai