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The earliest anthology of poetry

The Book of Songs, the earliest anthology of poetry in China, is one of the most significant survivals in Chinese literature. It contains 305 poems written in a period of almost 500 years, starting from the early years of the Western Zhou through to the mid-Spring and Autumn Period (c. eleventh to sixth century BC).

Read more: 1.1 Poems and Songs: The Book of Songs 诗词歌赋《诗经》

Su Shi

When it came to the time of Su Shi, the style of ci poetry took on a new outlook. Su Shi formed a free and powerful ci style, which was further developed by Xin Qiji of the Southern Song Dynasty, Su Shi (1037-1101), style name Zizhan and alias Dongpo, was a native of Meishan, Sichuan.

Read more: 1.4.1 Song Ci: Poems that can be sung I Su Shi 宋词: 可以吟唱的诗 苏轼