„Melvyn Bragg and guests discuss two of China’s greatest poets, Li Bai and Du Fu, who wrote in the 8th century in the Tang Era. Li Bai (701–762 AD) is known for personal poems, many of them about drinking wine, and for finding the enjoyment in life. Du Fu (712–770 AD), a few years younger, is more of an everyman, writing in the upheaval of the An Lushan Rebellion (755–763 AD). Together they have been a central part of Chinese culture for over a millennium, reflecting the balance between the individual and the public life, and one sign of their enduring appeal is that there is rarely agreement on which of them is the greater.
With Tim Barrett (Professor Emeritus of East Asian History at SOAS, University of London), Tian Yuan Tan (Shaw Professor of Chinese at the University of Oxford and Professorial Fellow at University College), and Frances Wood (Former Curator of the Chinese Collections at the British Library).“ (BBC)
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