Start Date

1-5-2019 10:30 AM

End Date

1-5-2019 11:45 AM

Disciplines

Chinese Studies | Intellectual History | Poetry

Subjects

Fu Du (712-770) -- Influence, Fu Du (712-770) -- Criticism and interpretation, Chinese poetry -- Tang dynasty (618-907) -- History and criticism

Abstract

The Tang Dynasty poet Du Fu introduced a new style of writing to Chinese poetry with his new interpretation of how to write poetry and for what purpose it can serve. Living in the midst of political turmoil, Du drew inspiration from the instability and used poetry as a means of expressing his anguish, but nationalist sentiments that wished for the prosperity of China. His different stylistic approach to poetry personalized the art of poetic writing and changed its language to express something more lyrical and with feeling. Du’s role in changing the course of Chinese poetic expression can be traced by looking at how the Song Dynasty poets Ouyang Xiu, Su Shi, Lu Yu, and Yang Wanli, adopted his poetic manners in their own work, and his influence on the works of modern day poets Guo Lusheng and Wang Xiaoni.

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Du Fu and Chinese Poetic Expression: How Politics, Nature, and Self Become One

The Tang Dynasty poet Du Fu introduced a new style of writing to Chinese poetry with his new interpretation of how to write poetry and for what purpose it can serve. Living in the midst of political turmoil, Du drew inspiration from the instability and used poetry as a means of expressing his anguish, but nationalist sentiments that wished for the prosperity of China. His different stylistic approach to poetry personalized the art of poetic writing and changed its language to express something more lyrical and with feeling. Du’s role in changing the course of Chinese poetic expression can be traced by looking at how the Song Dynasty poets Ouyang Xiu, Su Shi, Lu Yu, and Yang Wanli, adopted his poetic manners in their own work, and his influence on the works of modern day poets Guo Lusheng and Wang Xiaoni.