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an assertion / to declare / to state
to display / to exhibit
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surname Chen / Chen (c. 1045 - 479 BC), a Zhou dynasty state / Chen (557-589), one of the Southern Dynasties 南朝
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to lay out / to exhibit / to display / to narrate / to state / to explain / to tell / old / stale
display room
old / stored for many years
to lay out the corpse
old rice / rice kept for many years
to give a full account
Eason Chan (1974-), Hong Kong pop singer and actor
old Shaoxing wine
Chen Chien-jen (1951-), Taiwanese politician, vice president of the Republic of China 2016-2020
metabolism (biology) / the new replaces the old (idiom)
Chen Chi-mai (1964-), Taiwanese DPP politician, vice premier of the Republic of China (2019-)
Chen Sheng (died 208 BC), Qin dynasty rebel, leader of the Chen Sheng Wu Guang Uprising 陳勝吳廣起義|陈胜吴广起义
Chen Shui-Bian (1950-), Taiwanese DPP 民進黨|民进党 politician, president of the Republic of China 2000-2008
Edison Chen (1980-), Hong Kong singer and actor
Joan Chen (1961-), Chinese born American actress
lit. secretly crossing the Wei River 渭河 at Chencang (idiom, refers to a stratagem used by Liu Bang 劉邦|刘邦 in 206 BC against Xiang Yu 項羽|项羽 of Chu) / fig. to feign one thing while doing another / to cheat under cover of a diversion
Vanessa-Mae (1978-), Singaporean-born British violinist and skier
to arrange / to spread out / to narrate in detail / to describe at great length / to elaborate
to display / to set out / furnishings
to deploy troops / to mass troops
Chen Yi (1901-1972), communist general and politician, Marshal of PLA from 1955, Mayor of Shanghai in 1950s, PRC foreign minister 1958-1972
to push out the old and bring in the new (idiom); to innovate
orange peel / tangerine peel / dried orange peel used in Chinese medicine
ancient name of Baoji City 寶雞市|宝鸡市, Shaanxi / Chencang district of Baoji City
Chen Zi'ang (c. 661-702), Tang dynasty poet
Chen Yunlin (1941-), chairman of PRC Association for Relations Across the Taiwan Straits (ARATS) 海峽兩岸關係協會|海峡两岸关系协会 (2008-2013)
to age / to mature (wine, timber etc)
History of Chen of the Southern Dynasties, ninth of the 24 dynastic histories 二十四史, compiled by Yao Silian 姚思廉 in 636 during Tang dynasty, 36 scrolls
Chen Yun (1905-1995), communist leader and economist
to lie in disarray / to cut across / to traverse
Peter Chen Ho (1931-1970), Chinese actor
Benny Chan (Hong Kong film director)
Lu Chen (1976-), PRC figure skater, 1995 world champion
mature vinegar
outmoded conventions / old-fashioned ways
to state one's views / speech / statement / plea
old wine
to lay out (an argument) item by item / memorandum to a superior
to state / to assert
old debt
to display
to state / to assert
Chen Duxiu (1879-1942), co-founder of the Chinese Communist Party in 1921
Chen Jiao, first wife of emperor 漢武帝|汉武帝, died c. 110 BC
Anson Chan (1940-), chief secretary for administration, Hong Kong (1997-2001)
past events / relics from a former age / ruins
declarative sentence
Chen Shou (233-297), Western Jin dynasty 西晉|西晋 historian, author of History of the Three Kingdoms 三國志|三国志
Chen Tuan (871-989), a legendary Daoist sage
with complex feelings (idiom)
cliché / commonplace / truism / stereotype
the military revolt of 960 that led Zhao Kuangyin 趙匡胤|赵匡胤 to found the Song dynasty
Chen Jiongming (1878-1933), a leading warlord of Guangdong faction, defeated in 1925 and fled to Hong Kong
Shiing-Shen Chern (1911-2004), Chinese-American mathematician
Chen Boda (1904-1989), communist party theorist, interpreter of Maoism
lit. repair the plank road by day while secretly crossing the Wei River 渭河 at Chencang (idiom, refers to a stratagem used by Liu Bang 劉邦|刘邦 in 206 BC against Xiang Yu 項羽|项羽 of Chu) / fig. to feign one thing while doing another / to cheat under cover of a diversion
Chen Kaige (1952-), Chinese movie director
to say straight out / to point out bluntly / to give a straightforward account / to disclose
(Claire) Chennault, commander of Flying Tigers during World War II
representation letter (law) / a brief / written statement / declaration
Chencang District of Baoji City 寶雞市|宝鸡市, Shaanxi
to give an orderly account / a thorough narrative
Chen Xiangmei (1925-2018), a.k.a. Anna Chennault, born in Beijing, US Republican Party politician, wife of Claire Lee Chennault 陳納德|陈纳德
to reveal / to confess
trite / clichéd / empty and trite / banality / platitude
Chen Tianhua (1875-1905), anti-Qing revolutionary from Hunan, drowned himself in Japan in 1905
Chen Jingrun (1933-1996) Chinese number theorist
Chen Renxi (1581-1636), late Ming scholar and prolific author
Chen Sheng Wu Guang Uprising (209 BC), near the end of the Qin dynasty
Chen Xitong (1930-), mayor of Beijing at the time of 4th Jun 1989 Tiananmen incident
Old Barag banner in Hulunbuir 呼倫貝爾|呼伦贝尔, Inner Mongolia
to push out the old and bring in the new (idiom); to innovate / to go beyond old ideas / advancing all the time
to present a memorial (to the Emperor)
outmoded conventions / old-fashioned ways
Chen of the Southern dynasties (557-589)
to follow a set routine
Tony Tan (1940-), president of Singapore 2011-2017
food grains (rice, wheat, barley, beans, soybeans, sesame)
Chen Yuanguang (657-711), Tang dynasty general with posthumous title 開漳聖王|开漳圣王, i.e. Sacred King, founder of Zhangzhou 漳州, Fujian
to be nothing to write home about (idiom)
Chen Zaidao (1909-1993), general in the People's Liberation Army
shop-worn goods / remnants
Chen Chen (1613-1670), novelist and poet at the Ming-Qing transition, author of Water Margin sequel 水滸後傳|水浒后传
Chen Zhonglin or Xu Zhonglin 許仲琳|许仲琳 (c. 1567-c. 1620), Ming novelist, to whom the fantasy novel Investiture of the Gods 封神演義|封神演义 is attributed, together with Lu Xixing 陸西星|陆西星
Chen Gongyin (1631-1700), early Qing dynasty poet
Tran Duc Luong (1937-), former president of Vietnam
set pattern / old habit
lit. stale grain, overcooked sesame (idiom); fig. the same boring old gossip
old rules and customs
Chen Kexiong (1950-), novelist
to state one's humble opinion (idiom)

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