Portrait o Qu Yuan bi Chen Hongshou (17t century)
c. 340 BC|
State o Chu, in modren Hubei, China
|Thrift||Poet, govrenment meenister|
Qu Yuan (c. 340–278 BC) wis a Cheenese poet an meenister wha lived during the Warrin States period o auncient Cheenae. He is kent for his patriotism an contreibutions tae clessical poetry an verses, especially throu the poems o the Chu Ci anthology (an aa kent as The Sangs o the Sooth or Sangs o Chu): a volume o poems attributit tae or conseedert tae be inspired bi his verse writin. Thegither wi the Shi Jing, the Chu Ci is ane o the twa great collections o auncient Cheenese verse. He is an aa remembered as the supposed origin o the Dragon Boat Festival.