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Featured texts 2: popular collections by Tang and Song-dynasty poets

One type of Chinese books studied by Zen monks was the poetry collection of prominent classical Chinese poets.

After mastering the first entry-level texts, learners moved on to the poetry collections of notable Tang and Song-dynasty poets, such as Du Fu (712-770), Su Shi (1037-1101), and Huang Tingjian (J. Kō Teiken, 1045-1105). How did learners read these texts?

Keio’s books introduced in the video

  1. Dongpo xiansheng shi, Yuan-dyansty Chinese edition (14th c.)
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  2. Dongpo xiansheng shi, Gozan-ban edition (14th c.)
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