Chinese Poetry

A Collection of Famous Chinese Poems in the Original Chinese and English Translations

Chinese poetry is poetry written, spoken, or chanted in the Chinese language, it includes two primary types, Classical Chinese poetry and Modern Chinese poetry.

Classical Chinese poetry

Tang Poetry

Tang poetry refers to poetry written in or around the time of or in the characteristic style of China's Tang dynasty, (618 – 907, including the 690–705 reign of Wu Zetian) and/or follows a certain style, often considered as the Golden Age of Chinese poetry.

Song Poetry

Song poetry refers to Classical Chinese poetry of or typical of the Song dynasty of China (960–1279). Many of the best known Classical Chinese poems, are from the Song dynasty poets, such as Su Shi, Ouyang Xiu and Lu You.

Ming Poetry

Ming poetry refers to the poetry of or typical of the Ming dynasty (1368–1644). With over one million specimens of Ming poetry surviving today, the poetry of the Ming dynasty represents one of the major periods of Classical Chinese poetry.

Famous Chinese Poems

Popular Poems That Chinese Kids Know
" How many blossoms were broken "
Chinese Poem About Lotus Flower
" I lower my head,shyly smile "
Chinese Poems About The Moon
" Here in my boat, the midnight bell "

What are the 5 types of Chinese poetry?

Including shi 诗 (poetry, verse), yuefu 乐府 (Music Bureau verse), fu 赋 (rhapsody, rhymed prose, etc.), ci 词 (song, lyric), and qu 曲 (aria), each with its own variety of formal, stylistic, and performative conventions and social roles.

Who was the first Chinese poet?

Qu Yuan (c. 340 BC – 278 BC) is regarded as the first author of verse in China to have his name associated to his work, since prior to that time, poetic works were not attributed to any specific authors.

Who was the best poet in the Tang Dynasty?

The two most famous poets of the period were Li Bai and Du Fu. The Qing dynasty selection,"Three Hundred Tang Poems", has made Tang poetry familiar to educated Chinese in modern times.

Who is the greatest poet of the Tang Dynasty?

Undoubtedly, the greatest of the Tang Dynasty poets, and I think without fearing disagreement, the greatest poet of the Chinese tradition, period, is Du Fu, who lived at the first half of the eighth century AD.

What is the Tang Dynasty poem famous?

Chang Hen Ge (Chinese: 长恨歌) is a literary masterpiece from the Tang dynasty by the famous Chinese poet Bai Juyi. It retells the love story between Emperor Xuanzong of Tang and his favorite concubine Yang Guifei.

Who is China's greatest woman poet?

Li Qingzhao was born into a literary family, China’s greatest woman poet, whose work, though it survives only in fragments, continues to be as highly regarded as it was in her own day.

What is the longest poem in China?

Qu Yuan's masterpiece Li Sao, is the most magnificent epic in the history of ancient Chinese poetry, as well as the longest example of political Romanticism in poetry from ancient times and acclaimed as the literary representative of Qu Yuan's high moral conduct and patriotism.

What is the oldest Chinese poem?

The earliest Chinese poetry begins with the Shih Ching, a collection of 305 poems of varying length, drawn from all ranks of Chinese society. The title Shih Ching is usually translated in English as The Book of Songs or sometimes as The Odes.

Best Known Chinese Poets

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