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Chen Zi'ang Biography | Poet

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Chen Ziang (simplified Chinese : ; traditional Chinese : ; pinyin : Chén Ziáng ; Wade–Giles : Chen Tzu-ang, often spelled Chen Zi'ang, 661 (or 656 )–702) was a Chinese poet of the Tang Dynasty. He was important in helping to bring into being the type of poetry which is considered to be characteristically "Tang". Dissatisfied with the current state of the affairs of poetry at the time, almost paradoxically, by keeping his eye on the remote antiquity he helped usher in a new age of Chinese poetry (see quote below). He would soon be followed by such poets of the golden age of Tang poetry as Wang Wei, Li Bai, and Du Fu .


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