Chumped was an American pop punk band based in Brooklyn, New York. The band formed in 2012, released two extended plays before releasing their sole LP, Teenage Retirement, in 2014 on Anchorless Records; the band announced an "indefinite hiatus" in 2015 and performed their final show in February 2016. Pyle and Frelly moved to New York City from Monument, where Pyle met New Jersey resident Doug McKeever while working at the Fort Greene farmers market; the band released their debut, self-titled EP in October 2013 on Anchorless Records. Dan Ozzi wrote in Vice that it was "the best pop-punk debut you will hear all year," and Melissa Fossum dubbed it the best album of 2013 in her submission to the Pazz & Jop that year. During this time, Chumped shared the stage with bands such as Iron Chic, Lee Hartney Sex Drive, Benny The Jet Rodriguez, Modern Baseball, Saves the Day during a surprise late-night performance of Through Being Cool in September 2013 at Saint Vitus Bar in Brooklyn. That's the Thing is Like... was released in September 2014, which featured "Hot 97 Summer Jam", the first single from their forthcoming LP Teenage Retirement.
It coincided with a performance at the Riot Fest in Chicago alongside Weezer, Slayer, NOFX, The Get Up Kids and many more. Chumped released their debut full-length album Teenage Retirement on November 18, 2014, titled after the band some members played in prior to Chumped's formation; the album's sound has been compared to that of Superchunk and Slingshot Dakota. A music video for "December is the Longest Month" was released in December 2014. In November the band embarked on a month-long headlining tour, they have played support to bands such as Pup. In February 2015 Chumped toured Europe and the UK. In February 2015, Joel Tannenbaum and Mikey Erg formed a new project called The Rentiers which features Anika Pyle and Tyler Pursel, their debut EP Here Is A List Of Things That Exist will be released on March 24, 2015 via Square of Opposition and Death to False Hope, can be streamed in its entirety via SoundCloud. Chumped toured with Andrew Jackson Jihad, The Smith Street Band, Jeff Rosenstock on their full United States tour during Spring 2015, which will be followed by supporting The Menzingers for three weeks in June 2015.
Chumped announced its indefinite hiatus its social media accounts in October 2015 choosing to play one last show in Gainesville, Florida, on November 1. Andrew Unterberger at Spin considered the announcement "an unexpectedly abrupt end one of the most promising young careers in DIY punk." The band played their final show on February 6, 2016 in Brooklyn with Jeff Rosenstock, Adult Dude and Chris Gethard's Smiths tribute band. Former membersAnika Pyle – guitar, vocals Dan Frelly – drums Drew Johnson – guitar Doug McKeever – bass guitar Chumped at AllMusic
Ling Jiefang, better known by his pen name Eryue He, was a Chinese historical fiction writer. He is best known for writing biographical novels of three Qing dynasty emperors, all of which have been adapted into award-winning television series, he was the dean of College of Liberal Arts of Zhengzhou University. He was a delegate to the 12th National People's Congress and the 18th National Congress of the Communist Party of China, he was a member of the China Writers Association. Ling was born in Shanxi, his father Ling Erwen was the director of CPC Xiyang Committee. His mother Ma Cuilan was the chairwoman of CPC Xiyang Women's Federation, he moved to Nanyang and settled there with his parents. He graduated from Nanyang No. 3 High School. He served in the People's Liberation Army for ten years from 1968 to 1978. In 1978 he became an official in the Propaganda Department of the CPC Nanyang Municipal Committee, his inspiration for the emperor biographies came from his study of Dream of the Red Chamber, one of the Four Great Classical Novels of Chinese literature.
He is a member of the standing committee of the Chinese Redology Association, with a group of people devoting time and effort on the study of the aforementioned novel. Ling began writing his first novel, The Great Kangxi Emperor, in 1984 and published Yongzheng Emperor and Qianlong Emperor as part of the same historical fiction series; the hugely popular books follow three generations of leaders during the Qing dynasty and feature tales of corruption and rivalries between royal siblings. The three novels were adapted into popular TV series in the late 1990s and early 2000s starring bigname actors including Chen Daoming, Tang Guoqiang and Siqin Gaowa. Kangxi Emperor, adapted into the 2001 TV series Kangxi Dynasty Yongzheng Emperor, adapted into the 1997 TV series Yongzheng Dynasty Qianlong Emperor, adapted into the 2002 TV series Qianlong Dynasty Hu Xueyan Meditation in front of Buddha Statue Ren Jian Shi Suixing Suiyuan Miyun Buyu Official Site