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Between Li Bai and Du Fu, who had a moreoptimistic & playful style of poetry?-Li Bai was a lot more optimistic, had more of asunny outlook in spite of conflict in his life; inpoetic creation, he is free and independent ofmisery. He was a Daoist. His writing was moreconventional.-Du Fu intensified expressions of miseriesdepicted in his poetry: ruins, separation. He’sdepressed as he was unable to fulfil theConfucian dream of serving in the GovernmentYing-yings story-complex gender relationship in a patriarchalsociety-Character development of ying-ying: she lostherself. She was too dependentWhy are many lyrics of this period about drinking?Explain the significance of Saicho's analogy of thelotus blossom in relation to everyday experienceWhat does the Zen master Dogen mean by sayingthat "people bind themselves to the world"?What is the key significance of the canonization ofConfucian school of thought in literature?-criticize social hypocrisy and failure of the moralvalues in the examination system-Butcher Hu thought his son in law wasn'tworthy but by the end he respected him becausehe was an official.The Painted Skin-central idea: things aren't always what theyseem-The beautiful girl turned out to be an evil demon-The ugly and poor beggar turned out to havemagical powers that helped bring back herhusband.Classic of poetry-anthology of 305 ancient poems-collection has been in circulation since the 6thcentury-used as a cultural encyclopedia across the socialdivide between high and lowWho was Lao Tzu?

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Term
Spring
Professor
smith
Tags
Confucianism, Chinese philosophy, Iah204, Jewel Box Confucian, Grand Historian, Confucian school

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