SIMA Xiangru (Sīmǎ Xiàngrú 司马相如)

Timothy Wai Keung CHAN

Zhuo Wenjun, the wife of Sima Xiangru. Their marriage, after her widowhood, was considered scandalous.

Sima Xiangru was the greatest writer of fu ? (rhapsody) in Chinese literary history. His fu became a model for emulation but also a target of criticism. His critics included Confucians who feared that the “healthy” content in his literature is overshadowed by excessively ornate depiction of scenes and objects.

Sima Xiangru (byname Zhangqing)….

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