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 Bo Juyi’s realistic approach are ascribed to his difficult early years. He witnessed life’s harshness in his youth,