599px Fuxi Qiu Ying painting



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  1. “Emperor Shun.” Statue at the Shun Mausoleum in Yuncheng, Shanxi, China.
  2. “Syrinx.” Illustration of the Chinese instrument in De Mailla, Histoire I: 24.
  3. “The sphere of Shun.” Book illustration in De Mailla, Histoire I: 79.
  4. “The Temple to Huang Di” (Zuanyuan). Wikimedia Commons
  5. DuBose, Hampden C. “Suiren, the fire driller.” Illustration from The Dragon, Image and Demon, or, The Three Religions of China, 1886. Wikimedia Commons
  6. Guo Xu (1456-1529). Shennong as he chews a branch. Album leaf, ink on paper, 1503. Shanghai Museum.Wikimedia Commons
  7. Guo Xu. Fuxi looking at the trigram that he has drawn. Album leaf, ink on paper, 1503. Shanghai Museum. Wikimedia Commons
  8. Ma Lin. Emperor Yao. Painting on silk, hanging scroll, 13th century. Taipei: National Palace Museum.Wikimedia Commons.
  9. Qiu Ying. Emperor Fuxi. Album leaf, ink and colours on silk, 16th century. Taipei: National Palace Museum. 
  10. Yu Gong. Map of the Nine Provinces. Wikipedia.