Po Chü–i Further Reading - Essay

Further Reading

(Classical and Medieval Literature Criticism)


Feifel, Eugene. "Biography of Po Chü-i: Annotated Translation from Chüan 166 of the Hsin T'ang-shu." Monumenta Serica 17 (1958): 255-311.

Translates the Ssu-pu ts'ung-k'an edition of Chiu T'angshu, which explores Po Chü-i's poetry, prose, and political writing, and compares the biographical information of the Chiu T'ang-shu with the Hsin T'ang-shu.

Waley, Arthur. The Life and Times of Po chü-i. London: George Allen & Unwin Ltd., 1949, 237 p.

Covers Po Chü-i's historical and political context in addition to the autobiographical elements of his poetry.


Feifel, Eugene. Po Chü-i as a Censor: His Memorials Presented to Emperor Hsien-Tsung during the Years 808-810. The Hague: Mouton & Co., 1961, 244 p.

Excerpts and explains Po chü-i's political opinions written during his time as an imperial censor.

Lattimore, David. "Allusion and T'ang Poetry." In Perspectives on the T'ang, edited by Arthur F. Wright and Denis Twitchett, pp. 405-39. New Haven: Yale University Press, 1973.

Explores the political and literary allusions of T'ang poetry, including Po chü-i's "Everlasting Remorse," in its historical context.

Lin Wen-Yüeh. "The Collected Work of Po Chü-i and the Literary Circle of the Heian Period." Tamkang Review, No. 1 (April 1971): 129-41.

Charts the transmission of Po chü-i's Works into Japan and its influence on the writings of the Heian period, particularly Senzai Kaku, Kudai Waka, and The Tale of Genji.