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Li Po's Great Hunt Rhapsody

Li Po is one of China's greatest poets. He is known for his romantic, mystical themes and original, somewhat eccentric style. I have translated one of his lesser known works, The Great Hunt Rhapsody. The Great Hunt Rhapsody describes a mythical Imperial hunting expedition. The poem is quite long, and due to the graphic nature of the hunting activities described, may not be suitable for anyone who is a member of People For the Ethical Treatment of Animals, or similar animal rights organizations.

Follow these links:

Introduction to Li Po, the fu (rhapsody) style, and the Great Hunt Rhapsody

English translation of the Great Hunt Rhapsody (annotated)


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