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西湖二集   By: (16th/17th cent.)

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"西湖二集" by Qingyuan Zhou is a beautifully written collection of essays that delve into the rich history and culture surrounding West Lake in Hangzhou, China. The author's vivid descriptions and detailed research bring to life the stories of the lake and its surrounding areas, offering readers a fascinating glimpse into the region's past.

The essays cover a range of topics, from the historical significance of West Lake to the various legends and myths that have been passed down through generations. Zhou's writing style is engaging and immersive, making it easy for readers to get lost in the beauty of his words.

One of the highlights of the book is the inclusion of stunning photographs that complement the text and provide a visual representation of the lake's natural beauty. The author's passion for his subject matter is evident in every page, making "西湖二集" a must-read for anyone interested in the history and culture of this iconic Chinese landmark.

Overall, I highly recommend "西湖二集" to anyone looking to learn more about West Lake and its significance in Chinese culture. Qingyuan Zhou has crafted a truly remarkable collection of essays that will leave readers with a newfound appreciation for this picturesque and historically rich destination.

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    蕭條書劍困埃塵,十年多少悲辛!鬆生寒澗背陽春,勉強精神。     且可逢場作戲,寧須對客言貧?後來知我豈無人,莫謾沾巾。   這首詞兒,名《畫堂春》,是杭州才子馬浩瀾之作。因國初錢塘一個有才的人, 姓瞿名佑字宗吉,高才博學,風致俊朗,落筆千言,含珠吐玉,磊磊驚人。他十四歲 的時節,父親還不曉得他有才華,適值父親一個相好的朋友張彥復,從福建做官回來 望他父親,因具雞酒款待。瞿宗吉從書館中而歸,張彥復就指雞為題,命賦è©... Continue reading book >>

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