Qin Xianglian is the character in the household folklore in China, which tells stories of Qin who came to the capital with her children in order to reunite with her husband Chen Shimei arriving earlier for the Imperial Examination. Much to her surprise, Qin found that not only had Chen got No.1 in the examination and married the emperor’s daughter, he also intended to kill Qin and their children so as to keep his wealth and status. The disgraced Chen was finally brought to justice thanks to the fair trial by the righteous mayor of the capital Bao Zheng.


  • Title: Qin Xianglian
  • Creator: Ren Yude
  • Date: 1980
  • Type: Engraved paper
  • Physical format: 16x17.5cm

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