The high point of elite drama was during the Yuan dynasty, when intellectuals dispossessed by the Mongol invaders turned to the composition of drama both to productively employ their taste and erudition and also to covertly criticize the foreign government.
Su Tungpo is regarded as a great poet of the Northern Song era. Su Song wrote a treatise called the Bencao Tujing with information on medicine, botany and zoology. Introduction to Chinese Literature China possesses one of the world's major literary traditions.
The Confucian Classics were codified and used as test material for the entrance examination into the elite bureaucracy, advanced scientific texts and atlases were published, and important poems were written.
Editorial Review This Article has been reviewed for accuracy, reliability and adherence to academic standards prior to publication. The Pre-Qin to Northern and Southern Dynasties This period, stretching from ancient times to the early medieval period, is marked by two collections of poetry: the Shi jing Classic of Songs, the earliest anthology of Chinese poetryand the Chuci Songs of Chuan anthology of southern poems of the Warring States and Han periods.
He wrote at least a thousand poems on a variety of subjects from political matters to natural scenery. Used with permission from the National Palace Museum.
This poem is still required reading in Chinese schools in the present day. At the beginning of the era, Confucianism was revived. No documents from that country survive, but there are archaeological finds of hieroglyphic writing on bronze wares and oracle bones.
The Song technicians also invented many uses gunpowder including rockets, explosives and big guns. Save to Wishlist.
Literature After With the death of Mao Zedong in came the official end of the Cultural Revolution period, and with it increased freedom for writers.