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: This book represents the golden age of Chinese cultureâa treasury of wit, beauty, and wisdom from many of Chinaâs greatest poets. These roughly three hundred poems from the Tang dynasty (AD 618â907)âan age in which poetry and the arts flourishedâwere gathered in the eighteenth century into what became one of the best-known books in the world, and which is still cherished in Chinese homes everywhere. Many of Chinaâs most famous poetsâDu Fu, Li Bai, Bai Juyi, and Wang Weiâare represented by timeless poems about love, war, the delights of drinking and dancing, and the beauties of nature. There are poems about travel, about grief, about the frustrations of bureaucracy, and about the pleasures and sadness of old age. Full of wisdom and humanity that reach across the barriers of language, space, and time, these poems take us to the heart of Chinese poetry, and into the very heart and soul of a nation.