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 through solar Zhu (1722-1778), the Qing Dynasty student. a number of later versions additionally exist. All versions comprise over three hundred poems: for this reason, 300 skill now not precisely three hundred yet refers to an estimative quantification; the 10, twenty, or extra additional poems symbolize a kind of an excellent good fortune bonus, analogous to the "baker's dozen" within the West. much more, the quantity three hundred (or extra precisely 305) used to be a vintage quantity for a poetry assortment a result of impact of the vintage of Poetry (Shijing 詩經), which was once generally called the 3 Hundred Poems.
Dissatisfied with the anthology Poems via 1000 Masters (Qianjiashi 千家詩) compiled through Liu Kezhuang within the overdue Southern tune, and prompted through Ming Dynasty poetry anthologies, solar chosen the poems according to their acceptance and academic worth. the gathering has been well known ever considering and will be present in many chinese language families. for hundreds of years, basic 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 outstanding Tang poet absent from the compilation.