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 via solar Zhu (1722-1778), the Qing Dynasty pupil. a variety of later versions additionally exist. All versions include over three hundred poems: as a consequence, 300 skill no longer precisely three hundred yet refers to an estimative quantification; the 10, twenty, or extra additional poems signify a type 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 impact of the vintage of Poetry (Shijing 詩經), which used to be commonly known as the 3 Hundred Poems.
Dissatisfied with the anthology Poems by means of 1000 Masters (Qianjiashi 千家詩) compiled by means of Liu Kezhuang within the overdue Southern track, and motivated via Ming Dynasty poetry anthologies, sunlight chosen the poems according to their acceptance and academic price. the gathering has been renowned ever given that and will be present in many chinese language families. for hundreds of years, common 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 extraordinary Tang poet absent from the compilation.
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