Dai Shulun

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Dai Shulun (simplified Chinese: 戴叔伦; traditional Chinese: 戴叔倫; pinyin: Dài Shūlún; Wade–Giles: Tai Shu-lun, 732-789) was a Chinese poet of the mid-Tang period.[1]


Memorial to Dai Shulun in Jintan with a poem from Emperor Dezong

Dai Shulun, born in 732, was a native of Jintan, Runzhou (in today's Jiangsu). He served as a government official, however, in his later years, he was banished from the imperial court after the death of Emperor Daizong in 779.[2] He then held various provincial positions, including a stint as the governor of Fuzhou, Jiangxi and as the frontier commissioner (经略使, jinglue shi) of Rongzhou (容州) in Guangxi.[3] He was recalled ten years later back to the court, but died before he reached the capital in 789.[2]


Dai had ten collections of poetry published, but only two have survived to the present day.[2] One of his poems was included in the important Qing-era anthology Three Hundred Tang Poems.[4]


  1. ^ Ueki et al. 1999, p. 105.
  2. ^ a b c Mike O'Connor, ed. (1 September 2002). Where the World Does Not Follow: Buddhist China in Picture and Poem. Wisdom Publications. p. 141. ISBN 978-0861713097. 
  3. ^ Victor Cunrui Xiong. Historical Dictionary of Medieval China. The Scarecrow Press. p. 105. ISBN 9780810862586. 
  4. ^ "《江乡故人偶集客舍》". shicimingju.com. 


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