Banished Immortal: Searching for Shuangqing, China's Peasant Woman Poet

Banished Immortal: Searching for Shuangqing, China's Peasant Woman Poet by Paul Stanley Ropp

ISBN10: 0472088920
ISBN13: 978-0472088928
Author: Paul Stanley Ropp
Title: Banished Immortal: Searching for Shuangqing, China's Peasant Woman Poet
Publisher: University of Michigan Press (September 6, 2002)
Language: English
Size ePub: 1467 kb
Size PDF: 1910 kb
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Subcategory: Poetry

Banished Immortal: Searching for Shuangqing, China's Peasant Woman Poet by Paul Stanley Ropp



In 1737, an obscure painter, poet, and scholar, Shi Zhenlin, published a dreamy rambling memoir in which he described a talented and persecuted peasant woman poet named Shuang-qing. Because of her exquisite beauty, people assumed she was a banished immortal, a divine being who had been expelled from Heaven for one incarnation in the human realm. Shi Zhenlin quoted many of Shuangqing's poems and song lyrics, and in the following two centuries, she became famous as China's only great peasant woman poet.

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