A new translation of a beloved anthology of poems from the golden age of Chinese culture-a treasury of wit, beauty, and wisdom from many of China's greatest poets. In Chinese literature, the Tang period (618-907) is considered the golden age of Chinese poetry. "Tang Shi San Bai Shou" is a compilation of poems from this period made around 1763 by Sun Zhu of the Qing dynasty. It has been used in China for centuries since to teach elementary students to read and write, and also in cultivating character
These some three hundred poems from the Tang Dynasty (618-907)-an age in which poetry and the arts flourished-were gathered in the eighteenth century into what became one of the best-known books in the world, and which is still cherished in Chinese homes everywhere.