Qin Guan

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This is a Chinese name; the family name is Qin.

Qin Guan (simplified Chinese: 秦观; traditional Chinese: 秦觀; 1049 – c. 1100) was a Chinese writer and poet of the Song Dynasty. His courtesy name was Shaoyou (少游). Taixu was also his courtesy name. His pseudonym was Huaihai Jushi (淮海居士) and Hangou Jushi (邗溝居士). He was honored one of the "Four Scholars of Sumen" (蘇門四學士) along with Huang Tingjian, Zhang Lei (張耒) and Chao Buzhi (晁補之). The style of his poetry-writing is subtle, graceful, and restrained; and he was famous for love-poem writing. His writing style of ci, was classified into the Wanyue School, most works of which are subtle and concise. His talent was greatly appreciated by Su Shi, one of the greatest poet in Song Dynasty. His most famous verse is "If love between both sides can last for age, why need they stay together night and day?" (兩情若是久長時,又豈在朝朝暮暮, see the full poem and its translation in The Weaver Girl and the Cowherd)


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