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魏徵 is the name Wei Zheng, the Tang Dynasty politician and historian.

Known for rebelling against and later documenting the history of the Sui Dynasty which proceeded Tang.

Listen to Both Sides and be Enlightened, Listen to One Side and be in the Dark

jiān tīng zé míng, piān tīng zé àn
Listen to Both Sides and be Enlightened, Listen to One Side and be in the Dark Scroll

兼聽則明偏聽則暗 is an ancient Chinese proverb about getting all the information from all sides so that you truly understand a situation.

Wei Zheng

Wei Zheng

A man named Wei Zheng lived between 580-643 AD. He was a noble and wise historian and minister in the court of the early Tang Dynasty.The emperor once asked him, "What should an emperor do to understand the real-world situation and what makes an emperor out-of-touch with reality?"

Wei Zheng replied, "Listen to both sides and you will be enlightened; listen to only one side and you will be left in the dark".

Then Wei Zheng went on to cite examples of leaders in history that were victorious after heeding both sides of the story, and other leaders that met their doom because they believed one-sided stories which often came from flattering lips.

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The following table may be helpful for those studying Chinese or Japanese...

Title CharactersVarious forms of Romanized Chinese
Wei Zheng魏徵
魏征
wèi zhēng
wei4 zheng1
wei zheng
weizheng
wei cheng
weicheng
Listen to Both Sides and be Enlightened, Listen to One Side and be in the Dark兼聽則明偏聽則暗
兼听则明偏听则暗
jiān tīng zé míng, piān tīng zé àn
jian1 ting1 ze2 ming2, pian1 ting1 ze2 an4
jian ting ze ming, pian ting ze an
chien t`ing tse ming, p`ien t`ing tse an
chien ting tse ming, pien ting tse an
In some entries above you will see that characters have different versions above and below a line.
In these cases, the characters above the line are Traditional Chinese, while the ones below are Simplified Chinese.


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魏徵


魏征

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wèi zhēng
    wei4 zheng1
wei cheng
Listen to Both Sides and be Enlightened, Listen to One Side and be in the Dark Scroll
Wei Zheng (580-643), Tang politician and historian, notorious as a critic, editor of History of the Sui Dynasty 隋書|隋书

隋書


隋书

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suí shū
    sui2 shu1
sui shu
 zuisho
    ずいしょ
History of the Sui Dynasty, thirteenth of the 24 dynastic histories 二十四史[Er4 shi2 si4 Shi3], compiled under Wei Zheng 魏徵|魏征[Wei4 Zheng1] in 636 during Tang Dynasty, 85 scrolls
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Listen to Both Sides and be Enlightened, Listen to One Side and be in the Dark Scroll
Listen to Both Sides and be Enlightened, Listen to One Side and be in the Dark Scroll
Listen to Both Sides and be Enlightened, Listen to One Side and be in the Dark Scroll
Listen to Both Sides and be Enlightened, Listen to One Side and be in the Dark Scroll


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