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Yu

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East Asia Semi-legendary Chinese emperor, renowned as an hydraulic engineer. According to the Shu Ching (Book of History), Yu was asked to contain the deluge by Shun, a divine ...

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The Oxford Companion to World Mythology

... Many mythological tales are told in China of The Great Yu, sometimes called Gaomi or Yuhuang, the man considered to be the first Xia emperor. As a prime example of intelligence, leadership, and adherence to duty, Yu was the epitome of the Chinese ideal of the hero . It was he who would end the great flood . Sometimes Yu is considered a dragon . There are several myths of his miraculous conception and birth. According to one, the mother of Yu, after seeing a shooting star, swallowed a magic pearl and became pregnant. Her chest broke open to release Yu....

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A Dictionary of Asian Mythology

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2002

... Many mythological ( see Chinese Mythology ) tales are told in China of the great Yu, sometimes called Gaomi, the man considered to be the first Xia emperor ( see Chinese Emperors , Chinese Deities ). As a prime example of intelligence, leadership, and adherence to duty, Yu was the epitome of the Chinese ideal hero. It was he who ended the Great Flood ( see Chinese Flood ). Sometimes Yu is considered a Dragon. There are several myths regarding his birth. According to one, Yu's Mother, after seeing a shooting star, swallows a magic pearl and becomes pregnant...

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A Dictionary of World Mythology

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2003

... East Asia Semi-legendary Chinese emperor, renowned as an hydraulic engineer. According to the Shu Ching ( Book of History ), Yu was asked to contain the deluge by Shun, a divine monarch. ‘The inundating waters seemed to assail the heavens’, Yu said, ‘and in their extent embraced the hills and over-topped the great mounds, so that the people were bewildered and overwhelmed. … I opened the passages for the streams throughout the nine provinces and conducted them to the seas.’ Thirteen years Yu spent ‘mastering the waters’ without once returning home to see...

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Alan R. Thrasher

The Grove Dictionary of Musical Instruments (2 ed.)

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2015
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...the yu maintained a firm position in the imperial court ritual ensemble until the early 20th century, when the ritual itself was abandoned. By the late 20th century, both instruments had been revived within the Confucian ritual. The player draws the whisk three times along the backbone to signal the conclusion of a ritual hymn. The symbolic implication of stroking the back of a tiger, as suggested in early texts, is to tame or subjugate the beast and remain alert to the possibilities of danger. The Korean ŏ is a related instrument. The name yu also...

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The Princeton Dictionary of Buddhism

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2017

...Yu . ( J. U ; K. U 于 ‎ ). Ethnikon used in China for monks who hailed from Khotan (transcribed as Yutian in Chinese), an Indo-European oasis kingdom at the southern edge of the Takla Makhan desert in Inner Asia, along the northern slope of the Kunlun mountains. Khotan was a major center of Buddhism in Central Asia and an important conduit for the transmission of Buddhism from India to China along the Silk Road...

Yu Qingyan

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Benezit Dictionary of Asian Artists

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2013

... Qingyan or Yu Ch'ing-yen , Qingnian Chinese , 13th century, male. Born in Biling (Changzhou, Jiangsu). Painter . Flowers. Southern Song dynasty. Yu Qingyan was active during the Jiading period ( 1208–1222 ). He specialised in painting lotus blossoms. His style was perpetuated by his descendants, Yu Ziming (probably his son) and Yu Wudao and Yu Wuyan (probably...

Yan Yu

Yan Yu (c.1765)   Reference library

Benezit Dictionary of Asian Artists

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...Yu or Yen Yu ; nickname: Shiru , pseudonym: Xiangfu Chinese , 18th century, male. Active c.1765 . Born 1682 , in Jiading (Jiangsu). Painter . Landscapes. Yan Yu was a court...

Zhang Yu

Zhang Yu (c.1680)   Reference library

Benezit Dictionary of Asian Artists

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2013

...Yu or Chang Yu ; nickname: Zicun Chinese , 17th century, male. Active c.1680 . Born in Wuxi (Jiangsu). Painter . Animals. Zhang Yu was famous as a painter of...

Xiao Yu

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Benezit Dictionary of Asian Artists

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2013

...Yu or Hsiao or Siao Yu Chinese , 20th century, male. Calligrapher , painter . Xiao Yu was a great scholar and artist and was one of the instigators of cultural relations between China and France in the...

Chen Yu

Chen Yu (1313)   Reference library

Benezit Dictionary of Asian Artists

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...Chen Yu or Ch'en Yu ; style name: Zhongxing , sobriquet: Jingcheng Chinese , 14th century, male. Born 1313 , in Nanjing; died 1384 . Painter . Portraits, landscapes. Chen Yu's works include portraits of the Ming emperor Hongwu ( 1368–1399 ) and...

Yu Jifan

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Benezit Dictionary of Asian Artists

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2013

... Jifan or Yu Chi-fan Chinese , 20th century, male. Painter . Yu Jifan was a painter of the Modern School. He trained in Japan, was active in Shanghai, and was a co-founder of the Xinhua Academy in 1926...

Yu Shoubo

Yu Shoubo (1736–1796)   Reference library

Benezit Dictionary of Asian Artists

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2013

... Shoubo or Yu Shou-po ; style name: Haiwu Chinese , 18th century, male. Active probably during the reign of Qianlong ( 1736–1796 ). Born in Changshu (Jiangsu). Painter . Birds, flowers. Qing dynasty. Yu Shoubo painted flowers and...

Yu Zongli

Yu Zongli (c.1765)   Reference library

Benezit Dictionary of Asian Artists

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2013

... Zongli or Yu Tsong-li ; style name: Renyi , sobriquet: Zaifan Chinese , 18th century, male. Active in Suzhou c.1765 . Born in Shanghai. Painter . Qing dynasty. Yu Zongli painted landscapes and Buddhist and Taoist...

Gen'yu

Gen'yu (1733)   Reference library

Benezit Dictionary of Asian Artists

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2013

...yu real name: Araki Gen'yu , original name: Nakayama , childhood name: Shicho , popular name: Tamenoshin , artist name: Enzan Japanese , 18th century, male. Born 1733 ; died 1799 . Painter . Gen'yu was a Nagasaki painter who was taught oil painting by a...

Shun'yu

Shun'yu (>c.1817–1822)   Reference library

Benezit Dictionary of Asian Artists

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2013

...yu Japanese , 19th century, male. Active in Osaka >c.1817–1822 . Print artist...

Dong yu

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Benezit Dictionary of Asian Artists

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2013

...Dong yu or Tung ; style name: Qingqi Chinese , 17th century, male. Active in the second half of the 17th century. Born in Wujin (Jiangsu). Painter . ...

Yu Jingxing

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Benezit Dictionary of Asian Artists

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2013

... Jingxing or Yu Ching-hsing ; style name: Donggao Chinese , 18th century, male. Active during the first half of the 18th century. Born in Zhenjiang (Jiangsu). Painter . Qing dynasty. Yu Jingxing was a poet and calligrapher who painted landscapes in the style of Mi Fu ( 1051–1107 ), as well as...

Yu Song

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Benezit Dictionary of Asian Artists

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2013

... Song or Yu Sung ; style name: Weiyue , sobriquet: Qouting Chinese , 18th century, male. Born in Suzhou (Jiangsu). Painter . Qing dynasty. Yu Song was a painter of portraits and flowers. Museum and Gallery Holdings London (British Mus.): Small Bird in Plum Tree in Blossom ...

Yu Xilian

Yu Xilian (1573–1620)   Reference library

Benezit Dictionary of Asian Artists

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2013

... Xilian or Yu Hsi-lien ; style name: Luwang , sobriquet: Suchi Chinese , 16th – 17th century, male. Active during the Wanli era ( 1573–1620 ). Born in Yushan (Jiangxi). Painter . Ming dynasty. Yu Xilian was a landscape painter in the style of Shen Zhou ( 1427–1509...

Yu Yuan

Yu Yuan (c.1715)   Reference library

Benezit Dictionary of Asian Artists

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2013

... Yuan or Yu Yuan ; style name: Wanzhi , sobriquet: Hanzhi Chinese , 18th century, male. Active in Changshu, Jiangsu, c.1715 . Born in Yangzhou. Painter . Animals, flowers. Qing dynasty. Yu Yuan was a pupil of Wang Hui ( 1632–1717 ). He painted animals, flowers and birds. Museum and Gallery Holdings London (British Mus.): Cockerel, Roses and Hydrangeas ...

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