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The origins of pen cai

Saturday, January 18, 2014 - 06:00

THE origins of pen cai can be traced back to the late Song Dynasty (AD1132 -1279). There are two stories about its origin: one told of the escape of the last Emperor to the southern part of China; and the other in which the scholar-general Wen Tianxiang retreated with his army to Dong Guan, now