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WEN Tingyun (Wēn Tíngyùn 温庭蕴)|Wēn Tíngyùn 温庭蕴 (WEN Tingyun)

WEN Tingyun (Wēn Tíngyùn 温庭蕴)|Wēn Tíngyùn 温庭蕴 (WEN Tingyun)

Nirmal DASS Wen Tingyun, a Tang dynasty lyric poet whose themes were unconventional for his time—and whose verses and songs were often critical of court officials. Wen Tingyun was a lyric poet during the Tang dynasty (618–907 CE) whose innovations had a wide-ranging influence on Chinese poetry, especially during the Song dynasty (960–1279). As with most things concerning the life […]

SIMA Xiangru (Sīmǎ Xiàngrú 司马相如)|Sīmǎ Xiàngrú 司马相如 (SIMA Xiangru)

SIMA Xiangru (Sīmǎ Xiàngrú 司马相如)|Sīmǎ Xiàngrú 司马相如 (SIMA Xiangru)

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 […]

DU Fu (Dù Fǔ 杜甫)|Dù Fǔ 杜甫 (DU Fu)

DU Fu (Dù Fǔ 杜甫)|Dù Fǔ 杜甫 (DU Fu)

Nirmal DASS Statue of Du Fu, an eminent poet who lived through the decline of the Tang dynasty. He is often called “China’s Shakespeare.” PHOTO BY PAUL AND BERNICE NOLL. One of the most prominent and influential of Chinese poets, Du Fu expanded the reach of poetic expression to include morality and history, along with literary concerns. He is often […]

Han Yu (Hànyǔ 汉语)|Hànyǔ 汉语 (Han Yu)

Han Yu (Hànyǔ 汉语)|Hànyǔ 汉语 (Han Yu)

Nirmal DASS Han Yu was a poet and a Confucian thinker. His carefully wrought essay style earned him a reputation as one of greatest prose writers of the Tang period. This image was included in a book of portraits of famous poets called Wan hsiao tang-Chu chuang—Hua chuan, which was published in 1921. Poet, essayist and Confucian thinker, Han Yu […]

LI Qingzhao (Lǐ Qīngzhào 李清照)|Lǐ Qīngzhào 李清照 (LI Qingzhao)

Nirmal DASS Li Qingzhao is considered to be China’s foremost woman poet. She wrote during the Song dynasty; only a hundred of her poems have survived. Considered to be the foremost of women poets in China, Li Qingzhao was born in the city of Jinan in the province of Shandong. Her family belonged to the upper echelons of northern Song […]

TAO Yuanming (Táo Yuānmíng 陶渊明)|Táo Yuānmíng 陶渊明 (TAO Yuanming)

TAO Yuanming (Táo Yuānmíng 陶渊明)|Táo Yuānmíng 陶渊明 (TAO Yuanming)

Nirmal DASS Tao Yuanming Returning to Seclusion, a Chinese handscroll painting on silk, from the late Northern Song Dynasty, early twelfth century. This handscroll is inscribed with a poem by the Song Dynasty scholar Li Peng (c. 1060–1110) titled “Returning Home”; it honors the fourth-century poet Tao Yuanming, also known as Tao Qian. FREER AND SACKLER GALLERIES OF WASHINGTON D.C. […]

XU Zhimo (Xú Zhìmó 徐志摩)|Xú Zhìmó 徐志摩 (XU Zhimo)

XU Zhimo (Xú Zhìmó 徐志摩)|Xú Zhìmó 徐志摩 (XU Zhimo)

Nirmal DASS Picture of a young Xu Zhimo, a poet renowned for introducing Western poetic forms and techniques that allowed tradition-bound Chinese verse to acquire a freer form of expression. Xu Zhimo was a modernist poet who actively sought to break Chinese poetry from its traditional roots and align it to Western poetic models, especially those found in the Romantic […]

WANG Wei (Wáng Wéi 王维)|Wáng Wéi 王维 (WANG Wei)

WANG Wei (Wáng Wéi 王维)|Wáng Wéi 王维 (WANG Wei)

Timothy Wai Keung CHAN Fu Sheng, as painted in this portrait by Tang dynasty artist and poet Wang Wei. Wang Wei earned himself an enduring reputation in both poetry and painting. His greatest works in both art forms involve themes of reclusion or subtly portrayed political and natural landscapes. Wang Wei earned himself an enduring reputation in both poetry and […]

LI Bai (Lǐ Bái 李白)|Lǐ Bái 李白 (LI Bai)

Timothy Wai Keung CHAN Li Bai has come to be regarded as a poet par excellence of the Tang dynasty (618–907 CE). Although he achieved a level of fame in early mid-life, his talent was not recognized by the Tang emperor. Li’s poetry can be characterized by his strong passion, his use of powerful rhetorical devices, and the innovative changes […]

BO Juyi (Bái Jūyì 白居易)|Bái Jūyì 白居易 (BO Juyi)

Timothy Wai Keung CHAN Bo Juyi (also known as Bai Juyi) 白居易 was a prolific poet, scholar, and government official active during the Tang dynasty (618–907 CE). He was widely influential for his realistic poetic style and his emphasis on social reform. The writings of Bo Juyi (772–846 CE) stand out for their realistic style and content. The origins of […]