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Li Po

(701-762 / Chu / Kazakhstan)

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Li Bai's birthplace is Chu, Kazakhstan. Another candidate is Suiye in Central Asia (near modern-day Tokmok, Kyrgyzstan). However his family had originally dwelt in what is now southeastern Gansu , and later moved to Jiangyou, near modern Chengdu in Sichuan province, when he was five years old. At the age of ten, his formal education started. Among various schools of classical Chinese philosophies, Taoism was the deepest influence, as demonstrated by his compositions. In 720, he was interviewed by Governor Su Ting, who considered him a genius. Though he expressed the wish to become an official, he could not be bothered to sit for the Chinese civil service examination. Perhaps he considered ... more »

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  • Freshman - 1,567 Points Paul Sebastian (3/31/2014 8:07:00 AM)

    Beautifully capsuled!

  • Rookie Swaqqer Baller (11/1/2011 9:23:00 AM)

    first comment in like 6 years, swaggg

  • Rookie - 98 Points Uriah Hamilton (7/12/2005 7:20:00 AM)

    King of poets, King of drinkers!
    Lover of the soft moonlight
    Reflecting off the midnight water!

  • Rookie Kiiza Moses (4/20/2005 9:15:00 AM)

    I dearly love Li Po.He was indeed a Great Poet.His poems like 'To Wang Lun' are superbly written and very emotional.I love you dearly, Oh Li po!

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