Ten Lectures on Ancient Chinese Poets tells the stories of people’s ordeal and resistance in adversity through classical poems and poets. Poets presented include Wang Wei, Li Bai, Liu Yuxi, Bai Juyi, Ouyang Xiu, Wang Anshi, Su Shi, and Li Yu, a king who lost his kingdom. Their pride, frustration and pain, and their open-mindedness, struggle and resistance are highlighted.
Ten Lectures on Ancient Chinese Poets is dedicated to everyone struggling in the world. Thousands of years have passed, but no difference is found in people’s fortune. Seeing that great poets could spend their lives with such grace, we can also try our best to live a fruitful life.
Life is like an Odyssey, and I am also a traveler. May these beautiful poems provide a balm to the deep and heavy sorrows in the world, so that everyone can be treated tenderly by fate.