Tsang-jieh, a minister to the Yellow Emperor, welcomes the audience and introduces them to the Silkweb Empress, the feckless minister Feng Hou, and other courtiers. Feng Hou has forgotten a message he was supposed to deliver to the court, even though he tied a knot in silken cloth to remind him. Tsang-jieh has a better idea for remembering messages: writing. The Emperor is intrigued, and decides to hold a competition. His estranged wife, the Silkweb Empress, will tell a story in her usual fashion, by painting a scene on silk and then describing the characters and situation. Tsang-jieh will continue the story with his new invention, writing.
Characters : Tsang-Jieh, Yellow Emperor
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