Thursday, July 18, 2019

Four noble professions of Ancient China (Stories from the Stones)

The four noble professions of Ancient China: fisherman, woodcutter, farmer, and scholar. What other meaning would this have from the context of a tomb? Another possible meaning: after working hard for many years, striving to do well in life by studying hard, passing the royal exams and serving the nation as a government official, finally looking foward to retiring to a simple life as a fisherman, woodcutter, farmer, or scholar.

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