Li Bai, Chinese Poet

Emperor Minghuang observes Li Bai writing
poetry while having his boots taken off

Just the Facts:
  • Name: Li Bai
  • Birth: Unknown Date, 701, Suyab (or Ordukent, in present-day Kyrgyzstan)
  • Death: Unknown Date, 762, Yangtze, China
  • Language: Chinese
  • Who he was: Chinese poet; around a thousand poems, many celebrating "the Good Life," including "Waking from Drunkenness on a Spring Day," "The Hard Road to Shu," and "Quiet Night Thought"; thirty-four of his poems are included in the 18th-century anthology Three Hundred Tang Poems.
  • Included in lists (What's This?): GC

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