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Li Bo (Cheenese: , Lǐ Bo or Lǐ Bó; lived 701 – 762), umwhile kent in the Wast bi the transliteration Li Po,[1][2] wis a major Cheenese poet. He is regardit as ane o the greatest poets in Cheenae's Tang period, which is aften considered Cheenae's "golden age" o poetry.[2][3] He wis pairt o the group o Cheenese scholars cawed the "Aicht Immortals o the Wine Cup" in a poem bi fellae poet Du Fu. Approximately 1,100 poems attributit tae Li Bai remain today.,[4] includin thirtie-fower in the popular anthology, Three Hundred Tang Poems.

Li Bai travelled extensively "leuking for patrons",[5] became well kent for his consumption o wine,[6] served for brief periods unner the emperor, an made his livin through his poetry.[7] He dee'd frae illness.

In Cheenae, his poem "Quiet Night Thoughts", reflectin a nostalgie o a traveller away frae hame,[8] haes been widely "memorized bi school children an quotit bi adults".[9]

In the West his influences include mony translations, adaptations, an muckle inspiration.

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  1. World and Its Peoples: Eastern and Southern Asia By Marshall Cavendish Corporation. p. 109 [1]
  2. 2.0 2.1 The New York Times guide to essential knowledge: a desk reference for the ... By The New York Times p. 57 [2]
  3. China By Damian Harper, Thomas Huhti. Lonely Planet. p.74
  4. China : a cultural and historical dictionary By Michael Dillon. Routledge. p.185 [3]
  5. China : a cultural and historical dictionary By Michael Dillon
  6. Classical Chinese Poetry: An Anthology By David Hinton p.173. Macmillon [4]
  7. Speaking of Chinese By Raymond Chang, Margaret Scrogin Chang
  8. How to read Chinese poetry: a guided anthology By Zong-qi Cai p. 210. Columbia University Press [5]
  9. Speaking of Chinese By Raymond Chang, Margaret Scrogin Chang p. 176 WW Norton & Company [6]