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Chu Qian

 (929 - 988)
Chu Qian was active/lived in China.  Chu Qian is known for Last King of Wuyue, calligraphy.

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The last king of Wuyue, he enjoyed writing poetry.  One of his published poems survives to this day.

Qian Chu (Chinese: ??; 929–988), originally Qian Hongchu (???), was the last king of Wuyue (reigned 947–978), a kingdom in south-eastern China during the Five Dynasties and Ten Kingdoms period of Chinese history.  Qian Chu pledged allegiance to the Song Dynasty in 978, avoiding certain annihilation from northern imperial Chinese troops and saving his people from war and economic destruction.

Qian Chu came to power after his brother, Qian Zong, was deposed in a coup d'état.  At the time, Wuyue was at its largest territorial extent, ruling 13 zhous in modern day Zhejiang, Jiangsu, Shanghai, and Fujian.  Throug   ...  Displaying 750 of 3976 characters.

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