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Dan Zhu (丹朱) (Chinese History)

Dan Zhu (丹朱) Demographics:
  • Father - Emperor Yao Di (Tang Yao).
  • Mother - concubine San Yi.
Dan Zhu (丹朱) Important Facts:
  • Legend is that the semi-mythical Emperor Yao (2357-2255 B.C.) invented Go (Weiqi) to enlighten his low intelligence son Dan Zhu.
  • Dan Zhu is reported to have spent most his time playing Go.
  • Emperor Yao believed Dan Zhu was not suitable for anything other than Go.
  • Dan Zhu was exiled to present day Zhucheng in Shandong by his father.
  • Dan Zhu is portrayed in history texts as a villainous son compared with the virtuous nature of his Emperor father.

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