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Wang Wei
of the Tang Dynasty


When the Tang Dynasty temporarily lost control of Wang Wei’s area, he pretended to be deaf so he would not have to actively serve the insurgents.
  Chinese poet, painter and statesman (701-761)
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Wang Wei’s poem, Hut in the Bamboos:

 Sitting alone, in the hush of the bamboo;
 I thrum my zither, and whistle lingering notes.
 In the secrecy of the wood, no one can hear;
 Only the clear moon, comes to shine on me.
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Associated words [difficulty]:   Wang Wei , Book of the Dead [7] , Aeneid [8] , The Tale of Genji [9]
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