Chu Guangxi

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Chu Guangxi
Tang dynasty poet Chu Guangxi.jpg
Chu Guangxi, painted by Kanō Tsunenobu in the 18th century.
Native name
儲光羲
Born706/707
Died760 (aged 53–54)
760 (aged 52–53)
Guangdong, China
OccupationPoet, politician
Notable work
"Mutong Ci"
"Diaoyu Wan"
Chinese name
Traditional Chinese儲光羲
Simplified Chinese储光羲

Chu Guangxi (Chinese: 儲光羲, 706/707–760) was a Tang Dynasty poet.

Biography[edit]

Chu Guangxi was born in around 706 or 707,[a] and was originally from Yan Province (modern-day Shandong Province).[1]

In the last year of the Tianbao era he was appointed investigating censor (simplified Chinese: 监察御史; traditional Chinese: 監察御史).[1] He was implicated in the An Lushan Rebellion and exiled to Lingnan.[2]

He died in around 760.[b]

Poetry[edit]

His surviving poems, such as "Mutong Ci" (牧童詞 mù tóng cí) and "Diaoyu Wan" (釣魚灣 diào yú wān), are simple, elegant and pastoral.[3]

Notes[edit]

  1. ^ Britannica Kokusai Dai-Hyakkajiten gives 707, while Daijirin gives "706?".
  2. ^ Britannica Kokusai Dai-Hyakkajiten gives "759?", while Daijirin gives "763?".

References[edit]

Works cited[edit]

  • "Chu Guang-xi (Cho Kōgi in Japanese)". Britannica Kokusai Dai-Hyakkajiten (in Japanese). Encyclopædia Britannica, Inc. 2014. Retrieved 2017-04-03.
  • "Chu Guang-xi (Cho Kōgi in Japanese)". Daijirin (in Japanese). Sanseidō. 2006. Retrieved 2017-04-03.

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