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Comprehensive information about Han-Shan including biographical information, facts, literary works, and more. Hanshan (Chinese : ; pinyin : Hánshan ; literally "Cold Mountain", fl. 9th century) was a legendary figure associated with a collection of poems from the Chinese Tang Dynasty in the Taoist and Chan tradition. No one knows who he was, or when he lived and died. In the Buddhist tradition, Hanshan and his sidekick Shide are honored as emanations of the bodhisattvas Mañjusri and Samantabhadra, respectively. In Japanese and Chinese paintings, Hanshan is often depicted together with Shide or with Fenggan, another monk with legendary attributes. This educational Han-Shan resource has information about the author's life, works, quotations, articles and essays, and more.


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