Chinese : Qian zi wen


<p style='text-align: justify;'>A text for primary education which consists of one thousand unique characters grouped into 250 lines with four characters each. Said to have been composed in the 6th century CE, earliest extant copies date from the Tang dynasty (618-907 CE), but original author or authors unknown. Used in primary education throughout East Asia up to the twentieth century, memorized by pupils. This version includes a full rendering of the One Hundred Surnames. Possibly carved in 1813 - Jiaqing era 癸酉 cycle year is listed.</p>

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