Li Yi (poet)

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Not to be confused with Li Ye (poet).
This is a Chinese name; the family name is Li.

Li Yi (Chinese: 李益; pinyin: Lǐ Yì; Wade–Giles: Li I, about 746/748–827/829[1]) was a poet of the Tang Dynasty.

Three of Li Yi's poems were collected in the popular anthology Three Hundred Tang Poems. However, one of his most famous poems and one which was included in most other Classical Chinese poetry anthologies was not included in the Tang 300,[2] namely the one translated by Herbert Giles as "A cast-off favourite", written in the persona of a palace lady.


  1. ^ Li Yi's birth and death years are in controversy. For 748–829, see "Li Yi" (in Chinese). Jinling Library. Retrieved February 17, 2012.  746–829, see "Tang Poet Li Yi" (in Chinese). Gansu China Network. June 29, 2010. Retrieved February 17, 2012.  748–827, see "Dali Ten Talents and Li Yi" (in Chinese). Shenzhen Special Zone Daily. May 27, 2008. Retrieved February 17, 2012. 
  2. ^ Wu, John C. H. (1972). The Four Seasons of Tang Poetry. Rutland, Vermont: Charles E.Tuttle. p. 122. ISBN 978-0-8048-0197-3. 

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