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The Mysterious Thief and the Terrified Magistrate: A Tale from the Qing Dynasty

In the era of Emperor Qianlong during the Qing Dynasty, a riveting tale of theft, intrigue, and a lesson in humility unfolded in the bustling town of Zhenjiang. This story captures the essence of the period’s societal norms and delivers a powerful message that resonates through time. Let’s delve into this historical anecdote that serves ...

Max Lu

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