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顾左右而言他gù zuǒ yòu ér yán tā Avoiding talking about something; taking a long digression 左右为难zuǒ yòu wéi nán In a dilemma
China has the largest population of any country in the world, more than the populations of the United States, Brazil, Pakistan, Nigeria, Russia, Japan, Germany, France and the United Kingdom put together. Read More
If ever there was a story of a ruinous love affair it must be that of the love affair of Tang Emperor Xuanzong for his concubine Yang Guifei. Emperor Xuanzong after a splendid reign in his early years became totally infatuated with Yang, his son's concubine. An Lushan took advantage of the situation and launched a ruinous revolt that brought an end to Tang dynasty peace and prosperity. Emperor Xuanzong was forced to have Yang Guife killed and abdicated from power. It did not end well for An Lushan either, after barely a year of Imperial power he became blind and was murdered by his own son. Read More
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