THE OWNER OF THE WELCOME GIFT TESTS UNDERSTANDING: FOUNDATION
Liu Yong was a politician, a calligrapher and at the same time an official under the Qianlong Emperor, Qing Dynasty (China). Contrary to the great visit of Hoa Than, Luu Dung is considered an honest and upright mandarin.
During the great celebration of King Qian Long’s 60th birthday, the great officials and officials had a headache with choosing gifts to celebrate the king’s life. Because the emperor is the head of the world, in terms of material things, there is nothing lacking. Therefore, choosing a gift that makes the king happy is not easy.
Image of Liu Rong on the screen. (Photo: Baidu)
Luu Dung, like other great gods, had to “rub his head and scratch his ears” because he thought about what gifts to give to Qian Long. He was even so worried about this that there were nights when he couldn’t sleep well. Day after day, the great celebration of Qian Long’s life has come very close. But at this moment, Liu Yong still can’t think of what gift to give the king.
While he was still unprepared, when he looked at Hoa Than, Luu Dung was even more worried. The famous great sightseeing of the early Qing Dynasty planned to prepare offerings for Qianlong. Hoa Than has mobilized all his subordinates to go around China in search of precious and unique treasures.
In the end, Hoa Than found a satisfactory treasure to give to Qian Long: a watermelon made from hazelnuts. Luu Dung knew that his own money was far behind Hoa Than, certainly could not give the king such a valuable gift, so he had to find another way.
Luu Dung’s offering of ‘1 box of ginger’ made everyone surprised and wondered. (Photo: Baidu)
While not knowing what to do, Liu Rong suddenly saw the servants in his mansion growing a row of ginger. At this moment, a thought suddenly flashed in the mind of the honest official. And then, he knew what he should give the Qianlong king. Liu Yong immediately ordered his servants to buy a lot of ginger, then immediately put this ginger in a wooden box and arranged it in the shape of a mountain.
THE DEEP MEANING AFTER ‘1 TEAM OF GINGER’
The birthday celebration of Emperor Qianlong has arrived. The gifts given to the king by the great gods were extremely rich and precious such as: calligraphy, paintings, treasures, antiques, etc. By the time Luu Dung’s gifts were offered, everyone was surprised. puzzled and guessed that Qianlong would definitely be angry because of this gift.
Ignoring all the whispers and gossip around, Liu Rong slowly stepped forward and explained to Qian Long about the gift: “This gift from me is very suitable for the emperor. In essence, ginger has can make medicine, it’s very good for cough. Also, the bottom line is, This is not simply a box of ginger, but represents the implication of ‘unification of the Jiangshan'”.
(1 box of ginger arranged in the shape of a mountain in Chinese is expressed as: 一桶姜山 (Yī tǒng jiāngshān) homophones with the sentence Unification of Jiangshan – 一统江山).
Qian Long was extremely satisfied with Liu Yong’s birthday gift. (Photo: Baidu)
After listening to Liu Rong explain the meaning of the offering, Qian Long was overjoyed. Although in terms of value, Liu Rong’s gift cannot be compared with the precious jewels of other great ministers, but its meaning is not trivial.
It can be said that the ginger box arranged in the shape of a mountain by Luu Dung has made the emperor who has always respected the country like Qian Long feel extremely satisfied. From here, we can see the intelligence and intelligence of the honest official Luu Dung. No need for gold, silver, jewels or rare and exotic objects, he could still offer the king a ‘unique’ gift.
Reference article from Chinese news sites Baidu and Sohu.
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