Wang Jian (Tang poet)

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Wang Jian (Chinese: 王建; pinyin: Wáng Jiàn; Wade–Giles : Wang Chien, died 830?[1]) was a Chinese poet of the Tang Dynasty. One of his poems has been included in the popularly famous anthology Three Hundred Tang Poems.

Poetry[edit]

Wang Jian had one poem collected in Three Hundred Tang Poems, which was translated by Witter Bynner as "A Bride". He was also known to write in the rare six-syllable line, which is characterized by the presence of two caesuras per line, dividing each line into three parts of two syllables each.[2]

Notes[edit]

  1. ^ Watson, 119
  2. ^ Frankel, 153

References[edit]

  • Watson, Burton (1971). CHINESE LYRICISM: Shih Poetry from the Second to the Twelfth Century. New York: Columbia University Press. ISBN 0-231-03464-4
  • Frankel, Hans H. (1978). The Flowering Plum and the Palace Lady. (New Haven and London: Yale University Press) ISBN 0-300-02242-5