Artwork Panel: 67.8cm x 135cm ≈ 26¾" x 53"
Silk/Brocade: 77cm x 192cm ≈ 30¼" x 75½"
Width at Wooden Knobs: 86cm ≈ 33¾"Information about caring for your wall scroll
Close up view of the artwork mounted to this silk brocade wall scroll
This is often romanized as "Qu Yuan", "Qū Yuán", "Ch'ü Yüan", or "K'iu Yuan".
He was a Chinese poet who lived between 343 and 278 BC during the Warring States Period of ancient China. He is known for his contributions to classical poetry and verses, especially through the poems of the Chu Ci anthology (AKA: The Songs of the South or Songs of Chu).
He was also a high minister in the government. However, he was one of the few honest politicians. It his final act, he carried a heavy stone into a river and committed suicide to protest the corruption in the government and the plight of his fellow countrymen. For this reason, he is celebrated and held in high esteem in Chinese culture.
The dragon boat races (which may have started as effort to find Qu Yuan's body in boats back in 278 BC) are held every year to commemorate Qu Yuan's life and death.
This was painted by (Bei Bin) from near Jinan in the Shandong province of Northern China.. This was painted in 2008 (as indicated in the Chinese characters below the title).
This item was listed or modified
Jun 6th, 2014
Gary's random little things about China:
So after traveling to China, you have just finished your first meal in a real Chinese restaurant.
But the bill comes, and the waiter forgot to bring everyone their fortune cookies!
Well, actually not...
You see, fortune cookies did not come from China (at least not directly).
One legend has it in the late 1800s or early 1900s, a Chinese man running a noodle making shop in San Francisco accidentally mixed a bunch of sugar in his dough, and didn't want to waste it. So he made cookies and stuck papers with people's fortunes on them as a novelty.
In the end, it's really the Chinese visitors to America that are confused when the waiter brings them a blob of sugary noodle dough with a piece of paper stuck in it.