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surname Chen / vassal state during the Spring and Autumn Period 770-475 BC / Chen of the Southern dynasties (557-589)
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to lay out / to exhibit / to display / to narrate / to state / to explain / to tell / old / stale
Edison Chen (1980-), Hong Kong singer and actor
to give a full account
old / stored for many years
to display / to set out / furnishings
to display / to exhibit
an assertion / to declare / to state
metabolism (biology) / the new replaces the old (idiom)
orange peel / tangerine peel / dried orange peel used in Chinese medicine
mature vinegar
ancient name of Baoji City 寶雞市|宝鸡市, Shaanxi / Chencang district of Baoji City
to push out the old and bring in the new (idiom); to innovate
Chen Yun (1905-1995), communist leader and economist
declarative sentence
Chencang District of Baoji City 寶雞市|宝鸡市, Shaanxi
Chen Shui-Bian (1950-), Taiwanese DPP 民進黨|民进党 politician, president of the Republic of China 2000-2008
Vanessa-Mae (1978-), Singaporean-born British violinist and skier
Western Jin dynasty 西晋 historian, author of History of the Three Kingdoms 三國志|三国志
Chen Duxiu (1879-1942), Chinese Marxist and leading communist, blamed for the failures of Chinese communism from 1927, posthumously rehabilitated
Chen Kaige (1952-), Chinese movie director
display room
Old Barag banner in Hulunbuir 呼倫貝爾|呼伦贝尔, Inner Mongolia
Chen Yi (1901-1972), communist general and politician, Marshal of PLA from 1955, Mayor of Shanghai in 1950s, PRC foreign minister 1958-1972
to age / to mature (wine, timber etc)
Chen Jingrun (1933-1996) Chinese number theorist
to state one's views / speech / statement / plea
to arrange / to spread out / to narrate in detail / to describe at great length / to elaborate
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
with complex feelings (idiom)
to deploy troops / to mass troops
to present a memorial (to the Emperor)
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
Chen Zi'ang (c. 661-702), Tang dynasty poet
old wine
trite / clichéd / empty and trite / banality / platitude
Benny Chan (Hong Kong film director)
to lay out the corpse
Shiing-Shen Chern (1911-2004), Chinese-American mathematician
representation letter (law) / a brief / written statement / declaration
to be nothing to write home about (idiom)
Lu Chen (1976-), PRC figure skater, 1995 world champion
old Shaoxing wine
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
to display
Joan Chen (1961-), Chinese born American actress
(Claire) Chennault, commander of Flying Tigers during World War II
to state / to assert
to state / to assert
to lie in disarray / to cut across / to traverse
Chen Jiao, first wife of emperor 漢武帝|汉武帝, died c. 110 BC
past events / relics from a former age / ruins
Chen Boda (1904-1989), communist party theorist, interpreter of Maoism
to say straight out / to point out bluntly / to give a straightforward account / to disclose
outmoded conventions / old-fashioned ways
old debt
Chen Jiongming (1878-1933), a leading warlord of Guangdong faction, defeated in 1925 and fled to Hong Kong
to reveal / to confess
to lay out (an argument) item by item / memorandum to a superior
Xu Zhonglin or Xu Zhonglin 許仲琳|许仲琳 (c. 1567-c. 1620), Ming novelist, to whom the fantasy novel Investure of the Gods 封神演義|封神演义 is attributed, together with Lu Xixing 陸西星|陆西星
Chen Tuan (871-989), a legendary Daoist sage
Chen Tianhua (1875-1905), anti-Qing revolutionary from Hunan, drowned himself in Japan in 1905
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
outmoded conventions / old-fashioned ways
the military revolt of 960 that led Zhao Kuangyin 趙匡胤|赵匡胤 to found the Song dynasty
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)
shop-worn goods / remnants
cliché / commonplace / truism / stereotype
Chen Gongyin (1631-1700), early Qing dynasty poet
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
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
to follow a set routine
Chen Xitong (1930-), mayor of Beijing at the time of 4th Jun 1989 Tiananmen incident
Chen of the Southern dynasties (557-589)
Peter Chen Ho (1931-1970), Chinese actor
Tran Duc Luong (1937-), former president of Vietnam
to give an orderly account / a thorough narrative
lit. stale grain, overcooked sesame (idiom); fig. the same boring old gossip
food grains (rice, wheat, barley, beans, soybeans, sesame)
Anson Chan (1940-), chief secretary for administration, Hong Kong (1997-2001)
Chen Renxi (1581-1636), late Ming scholar and prolific author
Chen Zaidao (1909-1993), general in the People's Liberation Army
set pattern / old habit
old rules and customs
old rice / rice kept for many years
Eason Chan (1974-), Hong Kong pop singer and actor
Chen Kexiong (1950-), novelist
to state one's humble opinion (idiom)
to push out the old and bring in the new (idiom); to innovate / to go beyond old ideas / advancing all the time

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