Li Bai

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Li Bai (701–762), also known as Li Bo, courtesy name Taibai, was a Chinese poet acclaimed from his own day to the present as a genius and a romantic figure who took traditional poetic forms to new heights.wikipedia
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Du Fu

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He and his friend Du Fu (712–770) were the two most prominent figures in the flourishing of Chinese poetry in the Tang dynasty, which is often called the "Golden Age of Chinese Poetry".
Along with Li Bai (Li Po), he is frequently called the greatest of the Chinese poets.

Tang dynasty

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He and his friend Du Fu (712–770) were the two most prominent figures in the flourishing of Chinese poetry in the Tang dynasty, which is often called the "Golden Age of Chinese Poetry".
Two of China's most famous poets, Li Bai and Du Fu, belonged to this age, as did many famous painters such as Han Gan, Zhang Xuan, and Zhou Fang.

Tang poetry

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He and his friend Du Fu (712–770) were the two most prominent figures in the flourishing of Chinese poetry in the Tang dynasty, which is often called the "Golden Age of Chinese Poetry".
Two of the most famous poets of the period were Li Bai and Du Fu.

Literary and colloquial readings of Chinese characters

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In Hanyu Pinyin, reflecting modern Mandarin Chinese, the main, colloquial equivalent for this character is Bái; Bó is the literary variant and is commonly used.
This example is particularly well known due to its effect on the modern pronunciation of the names of the Tang dynasty (618–907) poets Bai Juyi and Li Bai (alternatively, "Bo Juyi" and "Li Bo").

Chinese poetry

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He and his friend Du Fu (712–770) were the two most prominent figures in the flourishing of Chinese poetry in the Tang dynasty, which is often called the "Golden Age of Chinese Poetry".
Good examples of the gushi and jintishi forms can be found in, respectively, the works of the poets Li Bai and Du Fu.

Chengdu

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Afterwards, the family under the leadership of his father, Li Ke, moved to Jiangyou, near modern Chengdu, in Sichuan province, when the youngster was about five years old.
Both Li Bai and Du Fu lived in the city.

Li Yangbing

Two accounts given by contemporaries Li Yangbing (a family relative) and Fan Chuanzheng state that Li's family was originally from what is now southwestern Jingning County, Gansu.
Li Yangbing (courtesy name: Shaowen) was a high-ranking Tang Dynasty Chinese government official (imperial magistrate), important literary figure, noted calligrapher, and relative of the famous Chinese poet Li Bai.

Mount Taibai

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His courtesy name was Taibai, literally "Great White," as the planet Venus was called at the time.
The name Mount Taibai also refers to the permanent snow covering the summit of what is the highest peak in the Qinling range.The great poet Li Bai wrote in his gufeng poem: "How vast is great Taibai / The Stars across its slopes arrayed / From Heaven it stands three hundred li / From Mortal Earth so far away."

Hanlin Academy

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Ming Huang eventually gave him a post at the Hanlin Academy, which served to provide scholarly expertise and poetry for the Emperor.

Jiangyou

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Afterwards, the family under the leadership of his father, Li Ke, moved to Jiangyou, near modern Chengdu, in Sichuan province, when the youngster was about five years old.
Jiangyou is noted as the hometown of Li Bai, a leading Tang Dynasty poet.

Suyab

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Li Bai is generally considered to have been born in 701, in Suyab of ancient Chinese Central Asia (present-day Kyrgyzstan), where his family had prospered in business at the frontier.
According to some accounts, the great poet Li Bai (Li Po) was born in Suyab.

Art name

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He is also known by his (hao), or pen-name Qīnglián Jūshì, meaning Householder of Azure Lotus (that is, Qianlian town), or by nicknames "Immortal Poet" (Poet Transcendent; Wine Immortal, Banished Transcendent, Poet-Knight-errant (, or "Poet-Hero").

Pei Min

The expression "Three Wonders" denote Li Bai's poetry, Pei Min's swordplay, and Zhang Xu's calligraphy.
He is known as Jian Sheng (剑圣, Swordmaster) and the expression "Three Wonders" referred to Li Bai’s poetry, Pei Min’s swordplay, and Zhang Xu’s calligraphy.

Simians (Chinese poetry)

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When Li received the news of his imperial reprieve, he returned down the river to Jiangxi, passing on the way through Baidicheng, in Kuizhou Prefecture, still engaging in the pleasures of food, wine, good company, and writing poetry; his poem "Departing from Baidi in the Morning" records this stage of his travels, as well as poetically mocking his enemies and detractors, implied in his inclusion of imagery of monkeys.
Examples of simian imagery have an important place in Chinese poetry ranging from the Chu Ci poets through poets such as Li Bai, Wang Wei, Du Fu, and more.

Guo Ziyi

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In 735, Li Bai was in Shanxi, where he intervened in a court martial against Guo Ziyi, who was later, after becoming one of the top Tang generals, to repay the favour during the An Shi disturbances.
Around 735 Guo Ziyi was saved from a court martial by the poet Li Bai, who intervened on his behalf with the local commander.

Courtesy name

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His courtesy name was Taibai, literally "Great White," as the planet Venus was called at the time. Li Bai (701–762), also known as Li Bo, courtesy name Taibai, was a Chinese poet acclaimed from his own day to the present as a genius and a romantic figure who took traditional poetic forms to new heights.

Jiujiang

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Upon the defeat of the Prince's forces by his brother the new emperor in 757, Li Bai escaped, but was later captured, imprisoned in Jiujiang, and sentenced to death.
In 757, Li Bai (701-762 CE) was implicated in An-Shi disturbances and imprisoned at Jiujiang.

Yandian, Hubei

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Li Bai lived and wrote poems at Bishan (or Bi Mountain, today Baizhao Mountain in Yandian, Hubei.
During the Tang Dynasty, famed Chinese poet Li Bai lived and wrote poems at Bi Mountain, today Baizhao Mountain in Yandian.

Quiet Night Thought

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Among the most famous are "Waking from Drunkenness on a Spring Day", "The Hard Road to Shu", and "Quiet Night Thought", which still appear in school texts in China.
Quiet Night Thought is the title of a famous poem written by the Tang Dynasty poet, Li Bai (also known as Li Bo or Li Po).

Sichuan

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Afterwards, the family under the leadership of his father, Li Ke, moved to Jiangyou, near modern Chengdu, in Sichuan province, when the youngster was about five years old.
The Li Bai Memorial, located in Jiangyou, is a museum in memory of Li Bai, a Chinese poet of Tang China (618–907) built at the place where he grew up.

Yuefu

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Watson adds, as evidence, that of all the poems attributed to Li Bai, about one sixth are in the form of yuefu, or, in other words, reworked lyrics from traditional folk ballads.
The term yuefu covers original folk songs, court imitations and versions by known poets (such as those of Li Bai).

Xu Yushi

He then went back up-river, to Yunmeng, in what is now Hubei, where his marriage to the granddaughter of a retired prime minister, Xu Yushi, seems to have formed but a brief interlude.
After his retirement, Xu Yushi's granddaughter married the soon-to-be famous poet Li Bo and one of his descendants was the poet Xu Hun.

Das Lied von der Erde

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Also, Gustav Mahler integrated four of Li Bai's works into his symphonic song cycle Das Lied von der Erde.
Four of the songs—"Das Trinklied vom Jammer der Erde", "Von der Jugend", "Von der Schönheit" and "Der Trunkene im Frühling"—were derived from poems written by Li Bai, the wandering poet of the Tang dynasty.

Baidicheng

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When Li received the news of his imperial reprieve, he returned down the river to Jiangxi, passing on the way through Baidicheng, in Kuizhou Prefecture, still engaging in the pleasures of food, wine, good company, and writing poetry; his poem "Departing from Baidi in the Morning" records this stage of his travels, as well as poetically mocking his enemies and detractors, implied in his inclusion of imagery of monkeys.
Baidi is also known as the "City of Poems", because so many poets such as Li Bai wrote about it (see: "Departing from Baidi in the Morning").

Tao Yuanming

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His admiration for certain particular poets is also shown through specific allusions, for example to Qu Yuan or Tao Yuanming, and occasionally by name, for example Du Fu.
By the Tang Dynasty, Tao was elevated to greatness as a poet's poet, revered by Li Bai and Du Fu.