Three Recently Discovered Letters from Zhang Taiyan
In his late years,Zhang Taiyan lived in a residence at 50 Jinfan Road in Suzhou,Jiangsu province. In preparations for his Institute of Chinese Classics,he wanted to have houses built behind his residence. However,despite several negotiations,Zhang failed to obtain permission because in the plan of the Wu county government,a new Minzhi Road was to run through the back of his residence. Although Zhang wrote to the local Construction Bureau and would accept a fine,the construction was interrupted by the Bureau. Therefore,he wrote two letters to his friend Zhang Ji asking for help. Zhang Ji then came to Suzhou but failed to settle down the matter. Finally,Zhang submitted his request directly to the Construction Department of Jiangsu Province with a suggested alternative plan of the Minzhi Road and,at the same,asked for assistance from Zhang Ji. The final solution was not reached until after Zhang Taiyan's death.
【CateGory Index】： K26