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objective / aim / goal
orthodox school / fig. traditional / old school / authentic / genuine
  *宗* | 宗* | *宗
surname Zong
  *宗* | 宗* | *宗
school / sect / purpose / model / ancestor / clan / to take as one's model (in academic or artistic work) / classifier for batches, items, cases (medical or legal), reservoirs
large amount / staple / influential family of long standing
Zen Buddhism
great scholar respected for learning and integrity
to carry on one's ancestral line
Gaozong, the temple name of various emperors, notably 唐高宗, 宋高宗 and 清高宗 (aka 李治, 趙構|赵构 and 乾隆 respectively)
parcel of land
clan / clansman
Sejong the Great or Sejong Daewang (1397-1450), reigned 1418-1450 as fourth king of Joseon or Chosun dynasty, in whose reign the hangeul alphabet was invented
Jonathan Lee (1958-), Taiwanese record producer and songwriter
ancestral temple / clan hall
religious studies
Director of the Imperial Clan in imperial China, one of the Nine Ministers 九卿
Vajrayana / Tantric Buddhism
head of a clan / natural leader / person of prestige and authority in a domain / suzerain
Emperor Taizong of Tang, reign name of second Tang emperor Li Shimin 李世民 (599-649), reigned 626-649
ancestor / forebear
many superficial changes but no departure from the original stand (idiom); plus ça change, plus ça reste la mème chose
imperial clan / member of the imperial clan / clansman / ancestral shrine
Daizong, temple name of seventh Ming emperor Jingtai 景泰
suzerain state / mother country (of a colony)
file / folder / dossier
Yingzong, temple name of sixth and eighth Ming emperor Zhengtong 正統|正统
Liu Zongyuan (773-819), Tang essayist and poet, advocate of the classical writing 古文運動|古文运动 and neoclassical 復古|复古 movements
posthumous name given to second emperor of a dynasty / King Taejong of Joseon Korea (1367-1422), reigned 1400-1418
Chinese Buddhist school founded on the Buddhavatamsaka-mahavaipulya Sutra (Garland sutra)
Pure Land Buddhism
to bring honor to one's ancestors (idiom) / also written 光宗耀祖
Emperor Zhongzong of Tang, reign name of fourth Tang emperor Li Zhe 李哲 (656-710), reigned 705-710
Emperor Ningzong of Southern Song (1168-1224)
Li Zongren (1891-1969), a leader of Guangxi warlord faction
Zuo Zongtang (1812-1885), Chinese administrator and military leader
Shizong county in Qujing 曲靖, Yunnan
to bring honor to one's ancestors
Tsongkhapa (1357-1419), Tibetan religious leader, founder of the Gelugpa school 格魯派|格鲁派
patriarchal clan system
Wenzong Emperor, reign name of Yuan Dynasty emperor Tugh Temür (1304-1332), reigned 1328-1332
sb whose calligraphy serves as a model
Emperor Ruizong of Tang, reign name of sixth Tang emperor Li Dan 李旦 (662-716), reigned 684-690 and 710-712
religious ceremony
secular (society) / non-religious (party)
Huang Zongxi (1610-1695), scholar and writer of the Ming-Qing transition
another name for Mt Tai 泰山 in Shandong as principal or ancestor of the Five Sacred Mountains 五嶽|五岳 / Mt Tai as resting place for departed souls
temple / ancestral shrine
(Protestant) Reformation
Guangzong county in Xingtai 邢台, Hebei
Yogachara school of Buddhism ("consciousness only" school of Buddhism)
General Tso's chicken, a deep-fried chicken dish
adherent of religion / disciple
Tiantai school of Buddhism
Ming Xizong, temple name of fifteenth Ming emperor Tianqi 明天啟|明天启
Satyasiddhi school of Buddhism
Guangzong county in Xingtai 邢台, Hebei
Emperor Dezong of Tang (742-805), reign name of tenth Tang emperor Li Kuo 李适, reigned 779-805
Sejong the Great or Sejong Daewang (1397-1450), reigned 1418-1450 as fourth king of Joseon or Chosun dynasty, in whose reign the hangeul alphabet was invented
Emperor Xizong of Tang, reign name of nineteenth Tang Emperor Li Xuan 李儇 (862-888), reigned 873-888
see 毛竹
religious order / religious grouping
Emperor Huizong (Song Dynasty)
Emperor Wuzong of Tang (814-846), reign name of sixteenth Tang emperor Li Chan 李瀍, reigned 840-846
Shingon Buddhism
Three Treatise School (Buddhism)
Kusha-shū (Japanese Buddhism school)
Emperor Xianzong of Tang (778-820), reign name of twelfth Tang emperor Li Chun 李純|李纯 reigned 805-820
combined branches of a clan
Inquisition (religion)
Emperor Suzong of Tang (711-762), reign name of eighth Tang emperor Li Heng 李亨, reigned 756-762
brat / little devil
Emperor Shunzong of Tang (761-806), reign name of eleventh Tang emperor Li Song 李誦|李诵, reigned 805-806
Emperor Zhaozong of Tang, reign name of twentieth Tang emperor 李曄|李晔 (867-904), reigned 888-904
Shizong county in Qujing 曲靖, Yunnan
Tao Zongyi (c. 1329-1410), Yuan dynasty scholar
Lutheran church
person with remarkable academic or artistic attainments / master craftsman / highly esteemed person
Emperor Muzong of Tang (795-825), reign name of thirteenth Tang emperor 李恆|李恒 reigned 821-825
hereditary title bestowed on Confucius' descendants
Emperor Yizong of Tang (833-873), reign name of eighteenth Tang emperor Li Cui 李漼, reigned 859-873
penis (Chinese medicine)
Ming Renzong, temple name of fourth Ming emperor Zhu Gaochi 朱高熾|朱高炽
posthumous title of Hung Taiji 皇太極|皇太极 (1592-1643), eighth son of Nurhaci 努爾哈赤|努尔哈赤, reigned 1626-1636 as Second Khan of Later Jin dynasty 後金|后金, then founded the Qing dynasty 大清 and reigned 1636-1643 as Emperor
Yogācāra school of Buddhism / Dharma-character school of Buddhism
Emperor Wenzong of Tang (809-840), reign name of fifteenth Tang emperor 李昂, reigned 827-840
King Taejong of Joseon Korea (1367-1422), reigned 1400-1418
The Secret of the Golden Flower, a classic of Chinese Taoism published in the late 17th century
"Duke Li of Wei Answering Emperor Taizong of Tang", military treatise attributed to Li Jing 李靖 and one of the Seven Military Classics of ancient China 武經七書|武经七书
the five schools of Chan Buddhism (idiom)

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