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Unformatted text preview: (1) Trade commodities ii) The Monk Xuanzang (1) Pilgrimage to India (2) Impact on Chinese Buddhism II) The Golden Age of Tang Poetry a) Imperial and social patronage of poetry i) 8th century reign of Xuanzong ii) Status of poets b) Wang Wei (699-759) i) Nature poet/painter inspired by Zen Buddhism c) Du Fu (712-770) i) Moral conscience inspired by Confucian sense of righteous pride ii) Witness to the turmoil, suffering, and injustice of his times iii) Account of how he died d) Li Bo or Li Bai (701-762) i) Romantic imagination inspired by Taoist ideals of spontaneity and carefree lifestyle (1) Unearthly, transcendental, and touched with a divine madness...
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- Spring '10