The Orchid Pavilion Gathering
as depicted in an 18th-century Japanese painting.
Sun Chuo (traditional Chinese: 孫綽; simplified Chinese: 孙绰; pinyin: Sūn Chuò; Wade–Giles : Sun Ch'o) (320-377) was a Chinese poet of the Six Dynasties poetry tradition. He was one of the famous participants of the Orchid Pavilion Gathering, along with Wang Xizhi, and a large group of other scholar-poets, in 353 CE, in Shan-yin (now part of the modern province of Zhejiang). Sun Chuo is also famous for a fu upon the topic of Mount Tiantai, as well as his pioneering work on Chinese landscape poetry He was considered the foremost man of letters of his day.
One of his well-known poems was simply titled "Orchid Pavilion".
- ^ Chang, 9-10
- ^ Herbert Allen Giles, A Chinese Biographical Dictionary, p. 688.
- ^ Yip, 136-137
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