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Suo Chao
SUO CHAO is a fictional character in Water Margin
Water Margin
, one of the Four Great Classical Novels of Chinese literature
Chinese literature
. He ranks 19th of the 36 Heavenly Spirits of the 108 Liangshan heroes and is nicknamed "Impatient Vanguard". CONTENTS * 1 Background * 2 Becoming an outlaw * 3 Campaigns and death * 4 References BACKGROUNDThe novel describes Suo Chao
Suo Chao
as seven chi tall, with a round face, big ears, a squarish mouth and a beard which overshadows his face. His physical appearance gives him an impressive bearing and makes him seem like a hero. He serves as an imperial general in Daming Prefecture (大名府; in present-day Handan
Handan
, Hebei
Hebei
) under the governor, Grand Secretary Liang Shijie. He is nicknamed "Impatient Vanguard" because of his hot temper and tendency to always charge ahead of his men in battle
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Mount Liang
Coordinates : 35°47′11.86″N 116°5′33.10″E / 35.7866278°N 116.0925278°E / 35.7866278; 116.0925278 This article DOES NOT CITE ANY SOURCES . Please help improve this article by adding citations to reliable sources . Unsourced material may be challenged and removed . (January 2008) (Learn how and when to remove this template message )MOUNT LIANG (Chinese : 梁山; pinyin : Liáng Shān, often referred to as Chinese : 水泊梁山; pinyin : Shuǐ Bó Liáng Shān) is a mountain in Liangshan County , Shandong province, China which rises to 197.9 m above sea level. It is well known as the stronghold of the 108 legendary Song Dynasty heroes of the classic Chinese novel Water Margin . The modern Liangshan County is located a few kilometres to the north, and 80 km west of the Beijing -Shanghai railway line
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Bandit Kings Of Ancient China
BANDIT KINGS OF ANCIENT CHINA, also known as SUIKODEN: TENMEI NO CHIKAI (水滸伝・天命の誓い, lit. Water Margin: Oath of Destiny) in Japan, is a turn-based strategy role-playing simulation video game developed and published by Koei , and released in 1989 for MS-DOS , Amiga and the Macintosh and in 1990 for the Nintendo Entertainment System . In 1996, Koei issued a remake for the Japanese Sega Saturn and Sony PlayStation featuring vastly improved graphics and new arrangements of the original songs. CONTENTS * 1 Gameplay * 2 Reception * 3 References * 4 External links GAMEPLAYBased on the Great Classical Novel Water Margin , the game takes place in ancient China during the reign of Emperor Huizong of the Song Dynasty . The Bandit Kings of Ancient China—a band of ten bandits—engage in war against China's Minister of War Gao Qiu , an evil person with unlimited power
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Handan
HANDAN is a prefecture-level city located in the southwestern part of Hebei
Hebei
province, China
China
. It borders Xingtai on the north, and the provinces of Shanxi
Shanxi
on the west, Henan
Henan
on the south and Shandong
Shandong
on the east. At the 2010 census, its population was 9,174,683 inhabitants whom 2,845,790 lived in the built-up (or metro) area made of 3 urban districts, Handan
Handan
and Yangyan counties, and Shahe City in Xintai municipality, largely being conurbated now
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Hangzhou
HANGZHOU ( ( listen )), formerly romanized as HANGCHOW, is the capital and most populous city of Zhejiang
Zhejiang
Province in east China
China
. It sits at the head of Hangzhou Bay
Hangzhou Bay
, which separates Shanghai
Shanghai
and Ningbo
Ningbo
. Hangzhou
Hangzhou
grew to prominence as the southern terminus of the Grand Canal and has been one of the most renowned and prosperous cities in China
China
for much of the last millennium. The city's West Lake , a UNESCO
UNESCO
World Heritage Site
World Heritage Site
, immediately west of the city, is amongst its best-known attraction. Hangzhou
Hangzhou
is classified as a sub-provincial city and forms the core of the Hangzhou
Hangzhou
metropolitan area, the fourth-largest in China
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Special
SPECIAL or SPECIALS may refer to: CONTENTS * 1 Music * 2 Film and television * 3 Other uses * 4 See also MUSIC * Special (album) , a 1992 album by Vesta Williams * "Special" (Garbage song) , 1998 * "Special" (Mew song) , 2005 * "Special" (Stephen Lynch song) , 2000 * The Specials
The Specials
, a British band * "Special", a song by Violent Femmes on The Blind Leading the Naked * "Special", a song on
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International Standard Book Number
The INTERNATIONAL STANDARD BOOK NUMBER (ISBN) is a unique numeric commercial book identifier. An ISBN is assigned to each edition and variation (except reprintings) of a book. For example, an e-book , a paperback and a hardcover edition of the same book would each have a different ISBN. The ISBN is 13 digits long if assigned on or after 1 January 2007, and 10 digits long if assigned before 2007. The method of assigning an ISBN is nation-based and varies from country to country, often depending on how large the publishing industry is within a country. The initial ISBN configuration of recognition was generated in 1967 based upon the 9-digit STANDARD BOOK NUMBERING (SBN) created in 1966. The 10-digit ISBN format was developed by the International Organization for Standardization (ISO) and was published in 1970 as international standard ISO 2108 (the SBN code can be converted to a ten digit ISBN by prefixing it with a zero)
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Emperor Huizong Of Song
EMPEROR HUIZONG OF SONG (7 June 1082 – 4 June 1135), personal name ZHAO JI, was the eighth emperor of the Song dynasty
Song dynasty
in China. He is also a very well-known calligrapher . Born as the 11th son of Emperor Shenzong , he ascended the throne in 1100 upon the death of his elder brother and predecessor, Emperor Zhezong , because Emperor Zhezong's only son died prematurely. He lived in luxury, sophistication and art in the first half of his life. In 1126, when the Jurchen -led Jin dynasty invaded the Song dynasty
Song dynasty
during the Jin–Song Wars , Emperor Huizong abdicated and passed on his throne to his eldest son, Emperor Qinzong , while he assumed the honorary title of Taishang Huang (or "Retired Emperor"). The following year, the Song capital, Bianjing , was conquered by Jin forces in an event historically known as the Jingkang Incident
Jingkang Incident

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Liao Dynasty
The LIAO DYNASTY (Khitan : Mos Jælud; simplified Chinese : 辽朝; traditional Chinese : 遼朝; pinyin : Liáo cháo), also known as the LIAO EMPIRE (officially the GREAT LIAO (Chinese : 大遼; pinyin : Dà Liáo)), or the KHITAN EMPIRE (Khitan: Mos diau-d kitai huldʒi gur; Chinese : 契丹国; pinyin : Qìdān guó), was an empire in East Asia
East Asia
that ruled from 907 to 1125 over present-day Mongolia
Mongolia
and portions of the Russian Far East
Russian Far East
, northern Korea
Korea
, and northern China . The empire was founded by Abaoji , Khagan of the Khitan people around the time of the collapse of Tang China
China
and was the first state to control all of Manchuria
Manchuria

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Pearl S. Buck
Pulitzer Prize
Pulitzer Prize
1932 Nobel Prize in Literature 1938 SPOUSE John Lossing Buck (1917–1935) Richard J. Walsh (1935–1960) until his death ------------------------- SIGNATURE Pearl S. Buck TRADITIONAL CHINESE 賽珍珠 SIMPLIFIED CHINESE 赛珍珠 LITERAL MEANING Precious Pearl TRANSCRIPTIONS STANDARD MANDARIN HANYU PINYIN Sài Zhēnzhū WADE–GILES Sai Chen-chu IPA PEARL SYDENSTRICKER BUCK (June 26, 1892 – March 6, 1973; also known by her Chinese name SAI ZHENZHU; Chinese : 賽珍珠) was an American writer and novelist. As the daughter of missionaries , Buck spent most of her life before 1934 in Zhenjiang , China
China
. Her novel The Good Earth was the best-selling fiction book in the United States in 1931 and 1932 and won the Pulitzer Prize
Pulitzer Prize
in 1932
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Chinese Literature
The history of CHINESE LITERATURE extends thousands of years, from the earliest recorded dynastic court archives to the mature vernacular fiction novels that arose during the Ming Dynasty
Ming Dynasty
to entertain the masses of literate Chinese. The introduction of widespread woodblock printing during the Tang Dynasty
Tang Dynasty
(618–907) and the invention of movable type printing by Bi Sheng (990–1051) during the Song Dynasty (960–1279) rapidly spread written knowledge throughout China. In more modern times, the author Lu Xun (1881–1936) is considered the founder of baihua literature in China
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Chi (unit)
The CHI is a traditional Chinese unit of length . Although it is often translated as the "CHINESE FOOT", its length was originally derived from the distance measured by a human hand, from the tip of the thumb to the tip of the forefinger similar to the ancient Span . It first appeared during China 's Shang dynasty approximately 3000 years ago and has since been adopted by other East Asian cultures such as Japan
Japan
(shaku ), Korea
Korea
(ja), and Vietnam
Vietnam
. Its present value is standardized around one-third of a meter , although the exact standards vary among the mainland of the People\'s Republic of China , its special administrative region of Hong Kong
Hong Kong
, and Taiwan
Taiwan
. In its ancient and modern forms, the chi is divided into 10 smaller units known as cun (the "Chinese inch")
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Chinese Name
CHINESE PERSONAL NAMES are names used by those from mainland China , Hong Kong
Hong Kong
, Macau
Macau
, Taiwan
Taiwan
, and the Chinese diaspora overseas. Due to China's historical dominance of East Asian culture, many names used in Korea and Vietnam are adaptations of Chinese names, or have historical roots in Chinese, with appropriate adaptation to accommodate linguistic differences. Modern Chinese names consist of a surname known as XING (姓, xìng), which comes first and is usually but not always monosyllabic, followed by a personal name called MING (名, míng), which is nearly always mono- or disyllabic. Prior to the 20th century, educated Chinese also utilized a "courtesy name " or "style name" called ZI (字, zì) by which they were known among those outside their family and closest friends
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Simplified Chinese
SIMPLIFIED CHINESE CHARACTERS (简化字; jiǎnhuàzì) are standardized Chinese characters prescribed in the Table of General Standard Chinese
Standard Chinese
Characters for use in mainland China . Along with traditional Chinese characters , they are one of the two standard character sets of the contemporary Chinese written language . The government of the People\'s Republic of China
Republic of China
in mainland China has promoted them for use in printing since the 1950s and 1960s to encourage literacy. They are officially used in the People\'s Republic of China
Republic of China
and Singapore
Singapore

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Hebei
Baoding (1928-58, 1966) Tianjin
Tianjin
(1958-65) Shijiazhuang (1967-present) LARGEST CITY Baoding DIVISIONS 12 prefectures , 172 counties , 2207 townships GOVERNMENT • SECRETARY
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Ancestral Home (Chinese)
In Chinese culture
Chinese culture
, HOMETOWN or ANCESTRAL HOME (Chinese : 籍貫, 祖籍 or 老家; pinyin : jíguàn, zǔjí or lǎojiā) is the place of origin of one's extended family. It may or may not be the place where one is born. For instance, physicists Tsung-Dao Lee (Nobelist , 1957) and Charles Kao (nobelist, 2009) were both born in Shanghai
Shanghai
, but their hometowns are considered to be Suzhou and Jinshan , respectively. CONTENTS * 1 Definition * 2 Implications * 3 Taiwan
Taiwan
* 4 See also * 5 External links DEFINITIONA subjective concept, a person's ancestral home could be the birthplace of any of his/her patriline ancestors. Su Shi
Su Shi
limited it to five generations, i.e. it refers to the home of one's great-great-grandfather
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