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Sound and SightPoetry and Courtier Culture in the Yongming Era (483-493)$
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Meow Goh

Print publication date: 2010

Print ISBN-13: 9780804768597

Published to Stanford Scholarship Online: June 2013

DOI: 10.11126/stanford/9780804768597.001.0001

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(p.120) Epilogue
Sound and Sight
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This chapter discusses the importance of the Yongming poets in the court culture and literary history of China. It suggests that even though the Yongming poets wrote as courtiers, they were able to display their talent, negotiate their political and personal pursuits, and refine their arts. The chapter explains that they were active participants at an important juncture in the history of Chinese court culture and the precursors of a new poetics which had a long-lasting effect. It also considers how the Yongming poets helped make the representation of sound, sight, space, and motion fully represent the poetic self.

Keywords:   Yongming poets, courtier culture, literary history, China, poetics, courtiers, poetic self

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