Timothy Wai Keung CHAN
Qu Yuan (c. 340–278 BCE), once a high official of the state of Chu. Many works in the anthology Chuchi were attributed to him, especially the poem “Encountering Sorrow.” Readers of the anthology sympathized with the political misfortunes of Qu, who was slandered, estranged, and finally exiled.
Regarded as the ancestor of anthologies in Chinese history, Chuci ?? (Verse of the Chu State) is an important literary work of