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By Xu Yuanchong

The 3 Hundred Tang Poems is an anthology of poems from the chinese language Tang Dynasty (618 - 907) first compiled round 1763 through sunlight Zhu (1722-1778), the Qing Dynasty pupil. quite a few later versions additionally exist. All versions include over three hundred poems: therefore, 300 capability now not precisely three hundred yet refers to an estimative quantification; the 10, twenty, or extra additional poems signify a kind of an exceptional good fortune bonus, analogous to the "baker's dozen" within the West. much more, the quantity three hundred (or extra precisely 305) was once a vintage quantity for a poetry assortment as a result of the effect of the vintage of Poetry (Shijing 詩經), which used to be generally called the 3 Hundred Poems.

Dissatisfied with the anthology Poems by way of 1000 Masters (Qianjiashi 千家詩) compiled by means of Liu Kezhuang within the past due Southern tune, and inspired by means of Ming Dynasty poetry anthologies, sunlight chosen the poems in response to their acceptance and academic price. the gathering has been renowned ever when you consider that and will be present in many chinese language families. for hundreds of years, ordinary scholars memorized the poems and used them to profit to learn and write. It includes poems through Du Fu, Li Bai, Wang Wei, Li Shangyin, Meng Haoran, Han Yu, Du Mu, Bai Juyi, Liu Changqing, Cen Shen, Wang Changling, Wei Yingwu, and extra. Li he's one awesome Tang poet absent from the compilation.

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