Xu hui

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Author

Xu hui

Location

Hzhou (modern Zhejiang province)

Dates

627-650

Biography

Child prodegy who apparently spoke at five months and read the Confucian Analects and Book of Odes at three years old. While many men had misgivings about her talent, Emeror Taizong invited her to court and become a "lady of talents" to develop her literary skill.

Works

1,000 poems

Languages

Mandarin

Genres

Poetry

Editions and Translations

Kang-i Sun Chang and Haun Saussy. Women Writers of Traditional China. Stanford: Stanford University Press, 1999.

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