Oriole on a bridge in the moonlight from The Tale of Oriole.

In twenty scenes, this painted handscroll tells the Tale of Oriole (Yingying zhuan), one of the the most famous love stories in Chinese literature. Set in the late eighth century, it centers around the romance of Oriole (Yingying), the beautiful seventeen-year old daughter of

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