Du Fu

Michael Wood

An excellent introduction. This book has many translations of his poems and a good introduction to Du Fu’s life and place in the Chinese Tang society. Pictures are beautiful.

There is a main map. Unfortunately, it only shows Du Fu’s endless movements as a refugee (with his family- my children grew up on the move, he says) from 755 to 770. [see p 11].

It doesn’t show his trips pre- 755 which are described in the book. The map is also not clear as to his movements.

A good effort, nonetheless.

Lwh @ HK
30 Nov 2023

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