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Jia Dao Biography and Poems

Jia Dao Biography and Poems. This is biographical information on Jia Dao, one of the best poets of all time. This biography page also provides a link to poems written by Dao, as well as, a video biography...if available.

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Jia Dao (traditional Chinese: ; simplified Chinese: ; pinyin: Jia Dao; Wade-Giles: Chia Tao) (779–843), courtesy name Langxian, was a Chinese poet active during the Tang Dynasty. He was born near modern Beijing; after a period as a Buddhist monk, he went to Chang'an. He became one of Han Yu's disciples, but failed the jinshi exam several times. He wrote both discursive gushi and lyric jintishi. His works were criticised as "thin" by Su Shi, and some other commentators have considered them limited and artificial.. Chinese poet active during the Tang Dynasty

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