Three-Sage Tombs

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Updated: 2012-05-17

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Three-Sage Tombs are at the eastern foot of Tianmashan. They are the tombs of Yang Weizhen, Qian Weishan and Lu Juren, scholars in the Yuan Dynasty(1271-1368). As they didn't want to associate with the then corrupt influential officials, they were respectfully called "Three Sages".

The three tombs are adjacent to one another. The one in the southeast is Yang Weizhen's tomb, that in the west is Lu Juren's and that in the north is Qian Weishan’s. He Chi, the magistrate of Songjiang prefecture set up a monument for them in the early Ming Dynasty. In the 12th year of Emperor Wanli's reign in the Ming Dynasty (1584), Chen Binghao, the magistrate of Huating county built tombs for them and set up a "Three-Sage Monument". The three sages were all officials, but they gave up their officialdom and lived in seclusion in the late Yuan Dynasty. Zhang Shicheng even invited them to assume officialdom many times, but they turned him down. They enjoyed a high reputation in the then-literary circles. Their poems, calligraphy and paintings were unique.

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