Old Prose Movement (Gǔwén Yùndòng 古文运动)

Nirmal DASS

The Old Prose Movement was a belief among Tang dynasty scholars that a return to the writings styles of the past was necessary to combat the moral corruption that had brought about political and cultural turmoil during their time. This Chinese study offers a tranquil environment for reading and writing. PHOTO BY YIXUAN SHUKE.

The desire for a return to the past, to a golden age, has often driven change in….

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