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Liu Xiang

Chinese government official, scholar and writer

1976   -   2001

country of citizenship: Western Han
native language: Chinese
languages spoken, written or signed: Chinese
occupation: poet, historian, philosopher, writer, astronomer, politician, librarian

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Liu Xiang (77–6 BCE), born Liu Gengsheng and bearing the courtesy name Zizheng, was a Chinese astronomer, historian, poet, politician, librarian, and writer of the Western Han Dynasty. Among his polymathic scholarly specialties were history, literary bibliography, and astronomy. He is particularly well known for his bibliographic work in cataloging and editing the extensive imperial library.
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