By Xu Yuanchong
The 3 Hundred Tang Poems is an anthology of poems from the chinese language Tang Dynasty (618 - 907) first compiled round 1763 via solar Zhu (1722-1778), the Qing Dynasty pupil. a variety of later variations additionally exist. All variations comprise over three hundred poems: to that end, 300 capacity no longer precisely three hundred yet refers to an estimative quantification; the 10, twenty, or extra additional poems symbolize a kind of a superb success bonus, analogous to the "baker's dozen" within the West. much more, the quantity three hundred (or extra precisely 305) was once a vintage quantity for a poetry assortment as a result impression of the vintage of Poetry (Shijing 詩經), which used to be commonly known as the 3 Hundred Poems.
Dissatisfied with the anthology Poems via one thousand Masters (Qianjiashi 千家詩) compiled through Liu Kezhuang within the past due Southern track, and prompted through Ming Dynasty poetry anthologies, sunlight chosen the poems in keeping with their acceptance and academic worth. the gathering has been well known ever due to the fact and will be present in many chinese language families. for hundreds of years, common scholars memorized the poems and used them to benefit to learn and write. It includes poems via Du Fu, Li Bai, Wang Wei, Li Shangyin, Meng Haoran, Han Yu, Du Mu, Bai Juyi, Liu Changqing, Cen Shen, Wang Changling, Wei Yingwu, and extra. Li he's one awesome Tang poet absent from the compilation.