Yung Lo


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Yung Lo

(ˈyʊŋ ˈlɔ)
n.
(Chu Ti) 1360–1424, Chinese emperor 1403–25. Also called Ch'eng Tsu.
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Inspired by a porcelain vase created during the Yung Lo reign of the Ming dynasty, the blue-and-white floral motif of the Imperial Blueao design portrays traditional strength and wisdom.
Giles (1937), described the situation of the grand encyclopedia of the Yung Lo emperor as follows: "An attempt was made to save the famous Yung Lo Ta Tien [now spelled Yong Le Da Dian], but heaps of volumes had been destroyed, so the attempt was given up.
(13) One of the largest works of its kind ever produced, Yong Le Da Dian was compiled between 1403 and 1407 by the Yung Lo emperor Chu Ti (1403-24), and consisted of 22,937 sections (or chuan), of which sixty were the table of contents.