Saturday, February 26, 2005

China, Trends in the arts

In literature the greatest glory of the T'ang period was its poetry. By the 8th century poets had broken away from the artificial diction and matter of the court poetry of the southern dynasties and achieved a new directness and naturalism. The reign of Hs�an-tsung (712 - 756) - known as Ming-huang, the Brilliant Emperor - was the time of the great figures of Li Po, Wang Wei, and Tu Fu. The

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