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2021-01-15 H18 The National Teacher's Seamless Monument

Updated 27 minutes ago.

The Emperor of China doesn't understand the National Teacher's request for him to build a 'seamless monument'. After he dies, his heir Tangen recites a poem to answer the Emperor's query, saying, "Beneath the shadowless tree a community ferryboat."