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Language of Táng Poetry
(2,489 words)

1. Function

The Táng dynasty (618–907) is widely regarded as China’s golden age, with poetry as the paragon of all the various arts and literary styles practised. The huge number of 50,000 stanzas by about 2,200 different authors that survives from this era is due to the fact that poetry played such a central role in all aspects of social and political life. The strict exigencies of the literary ex…

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Volker KLÖPSCH, “Language of Táng Poetry”, in: Encyclopedia of Chinese Language and Linguistics, General Editor Rint Sybesma. Consulted online on 22 March 2023 <http://dx.doi.org/10.1163/2210-7363_ecll_COM_00000217>
First published online: 2015

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