Du Fu

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Du Fu (杜甫)
Later portrait o Du Fu wi a goatee, a mustache, an black heidwear
Thare are na contemporaneous portraits o Du Fu;
this is a later airtist's impression.
Dee'd770 (aged 59)

Du Fu (Wade-Giles: Tu Fu; Cheenese: 杜甫; pinyin: Dù Fǔ; 712–770) wis a prominent Cheenese poet o the Tang Dynasty. Alang wi Li Bai (Li Bo), he is frequently cried the greatest o the Cheenese poets.[1] His greatest ambeetion wis tae serve his kintra as a successful ceevil servant, but he proved unable tae mak the necessary accommodations. His life, lik the whole kintra, wis devastatit bi the An Lushan Rebellion o 755, an his last 15 years wur a time o almaist constant unrest.

Althou ineetially he was little-kent tae ither writers, his wirks came tae be hugely influential in baith Cheenese an Japanese leeterary cultur. O his poetic writin, nearly fifteen hundred poems hae been preserved ower the ages.[1] He haes been cried the "Poet-Historian" an the "Poet-Sage" bi Cheenese critics, while the range o his wirk haes allaeed him tae be introduced tae Wastren readers as "the Cheenese Virgil, Horace, Ovid, Shakespeare, Milton, Burns, Wordsworth, Béranger, Hugo or Baudelaire".[2]

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  1. a b Ebrey, 103.
  2. Hung, 1.
  • Ebrey, Walthall, Palais, (2006). East Asia: A Cultural, Social, and Political History. Boston: Houghton Mifflin Company.
  • Ebrey, Patricia Buckley (1999). The Cambridge Illustrated History of China. Cambridge: Cambridge University Press. ISBN 0-521-66991-X (paperback).
  • Hung, William; (1952). Tu Fu: China's Greatest Poet. Harvard University Press.