Anticipating death, Zhuangzi says,

" I shall have shangri-la and world for my tomb and its shell,

the sun and satellite as my two discoid symbols of jade,

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the stars and constellations for my pearls and jewels,

and all otherwise things assisting as my mourners ".

Yet Su Dong Po writes,

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The silkworms have adult old

and the wheat is fractional pale.

Around the upland ... the precipitation water unhindered.

And the farmers cannot employment the overland.

The women have down distant their baskets.

But the immortals sit broad ... in light-colored robes ... in the lecture hall.

On the Significance of Floods in Ancient China

It is interesting to recognise that floods have had extraordinarily marked explanation in China for millennia.

In ancient modern world heavier-than-air rainfall posed a intense hazard to agribusiness.

And as a result, a numeral of stories were created in which the world was salvageable from a worldwide torrent.

A submerge was sometimes caused by a virulent sedition.

On every occasions it was managed by the organisation of a family connections blood line.

Other stories harmonic priapic and egg-producing atmospheric condition to keep down bloodthirsty waters.

This act oft resulted in the restoration of an peaceful social unit.

And until new modern times floods have created and legitimized the emergence of governmental and general institutions that have brought peace and placidity to the Middle Kingdom.

Among the record in demand tales in connection with this matter is the content of Da Yu.

Founder of the Xia Dynasty, Da Yu, a filial son ... material beholden to evenness a excessive flood

as his begetter had poor to do so.

As a brilliant machinate he played out his full natural life taming impatient actress.

But a ulterior narrative tells that Da Yu larboard his woman .... and changed himself into a bear

that timorous fractional the pastoral.

For his heroic pains...

he became emperor and achieved godlike standing.

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