Dictionary content from CC-CEDICT De keizer is ver weg - boek met wilde avonturen in China

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King Gou Jian of Yue (c. 470 BC), sometimes considered one of the Five Hegemons 春秋五霸

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Xishi (c. 450 BC), famous Chinese beauty, foremost of the four legendary beauties 四大美女, given by King Gou Jian 勾踐|勾践 of Yue as concubine to King of Wu as part of a successful plan to destroy Wu
lit. to sleep on brushwood and taste gall (like King Gou Jian of Yue 勾踐|勾践), in order to recall one's humiliations) (idiom) / fig. to maintain one's resolve for revenge

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