By Donald Holzman

Poetry and Politics is the 1st full-length learn in any language of the existence and works of the chinese language poet and philosopher, Juan Chi (AD 210-263). This e-book includes translations of all Juan Chi's very important works, in verse and prose, his letters and all of the historic debts of his existence. The reader is therefore enabled, for the 1st time in a piece of this type, to determine a chinese language author within the around, in his works and in his atmosphere. Juan Chi's attachment to conventional Confucian values stored him within the centre of political and social existence, yet finally his disgust with the disloyalty and self-seeking he observed in Wei society made him draw back. He tried in Taoism and within the pursuit of Taoist immortality to discover the purity and permanence so missing on the planet, yet with out an final dedication. Juan Chi was once accused either in his lifetime and accordingly of being a Confucian hero and a Taoist iconoclast, and in him might be visible the contradictory highbrow and spiritual forces t hat have been slowly bringing within the chinese language center a long time.

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