Yuan Shao’s The Tang: A Poetic People

On the river, vainly I encounter a Yuan Shao’s sconce. Snowy ridge—alone I watch sun setting in the west; Swordgate—still hindering men coming from the north. (from Du Fu’s Autumn Is Done Translated by David McCraw) Readers of Tang Dynasty poetry have learned about social and political structures of the time because it was heavily … Read more