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Benxiao Dai

 (1621 - 1693)
Benxiao Dai was active/lived in China.  Benxiao Dai is known for scroll painting.

Biography   Benxiao Dai


Dai Benxiao (1621-1693) was born in Hezhou, Anhui province.  His father Dai Zhong, a devotee of the Ming court, became a monk with the rise of the Qing dynasty and died during a hunger strike in 1646 at the age of forty-five.  Before passing away, he asked Dai Benxiao and his brother to be faithful to the old regime and never work for the Qing court.

In 1665 Dai Benxiao was forty-five years old and he later published two books of poems, Poems of Early Life and Poems of Remaining Life, taking his age of forty-five as a watershed.  Dai Benxiao excelled in painting and poetry. 

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