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Han Xiang

One of the Eight Immortals, Philosopher Han Xiang (韓湘子 in pinyin: han2 xiang1 zi0) or Han Xiang Zi, in Wade-Giles as Han Hsiang Tzu, was born Han Xiang in Tang Dynasty | Tang, and his courtesy name is Qingfu (清夫 qing1 fu1). He is the nephew or grandson of Han Yu, a prominent statesman. Han Xiang studied Daoism under L? Dongbin. Once at a banquet by Han Yu, Han Xiang persuaded Han Yu to give up a life of officialdom. But Han Yu was adamant that Han Xiang should give up his life of Daoism, so Han Xiang demonstrated the power of the Dao by pouring cups after cups of wine from the gourd without an end.

Because his flute gives life, Han became a protector of flautists.

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