Thousand pieces of gold for one single character

Lü pû-wei was a successful merchant, He schemed his way into politics and served as regent and Chancellor for the king of the state of Ch’in.

Lü assembled many scholars to compile and encyclopedic book called Lü’s Annals. On completion this book, Lü pû-wei suspended 1000 pieces of gold at the gate of his palace, which he offered as a reward to anyone who could suggest an improvement of it by adding or expunging a single character. Of course no one was able to claim the rewards.

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