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A list of Han Yu Poems. This poet page also includes a link to popular and all-time best Han Yu poems and the poet's biography. Many of these Yu poems may be famous while other poems may be less well-known.

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Han Yu (traditional Chinese: ; simplified Chinese: ; pinyin: Hán Yù) (768–824), born in Nanyang, Henan, China, was a precursor of Neo-Confucianism as well as an essayist and poet, during the Tang dynasty. The Indiana Companion calls him "comparable in stature to Dante, Shakespeare or Goethe" for his influence on the Chinese literary tradition (p. 397). He stood for strong central authority in politics and orthodoxy in cultural matters. He is also among China's finest prose writers, second only to Sima Qian, and first among the "Eight Great Prose Masters of the Tang and Song". Song Dynasty poet Su Shi praised Han Yu that he had written prose which "raised the standards after 8 dynasties of literary weaknesses" .. Chinese essayist and poet during the Tang dynasty

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