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Xue Tao – Medieval Chinese poetry

By |2018-04-18T09:53:41+00:00June 6th, 2017|China, Literature|

Flute players like Xue Tao (T'ang Dynasty China) Xue Tao's childhood Like Bai Juyi, the poet Xue Tao was born in China during the T'ang Dynasty. She was a little older than Bai Juyi; she was born in 768 AD, during An Lushan's rebellion. Her father also worked for the government. But Xue Tao's [...]

Chinese poetry project – medieval China

By |2018-04-18T17:19:24+00:00June 6th, 2017|China, Literature|

Chinese poetry project: A T'ang Dynasty landscape painting and poem Some ideas for projects to help you understand Bai Juyi's poetry better: A poem about Chinese government 1) Bai Juyi wrote clear, simple poems that often pointed out problems with the Chinese government. How would you have felt living under Chinese government? One [...]