冒襄における杜詩 [in Japanese] Du Fu in the literary works of Mao Xiang [in Japanese]
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Mao Xiang (1611–1693), a man of letters from the late Ming and early Qing periods, is famous for Reminiscences of the Convent of Shadowy Plum-blossoms, a memoir of his concubine Dong Xiao-wan. Reading his literary works, we find that he had quite an interest in the Tang Dynasty poet Du Fu (712-770) as, among other things, he comments on Du Fu, quotes from his poems and composes his own poems using the same rhyming style. (改行) In this paper, I examine the literary works of Mao Xiang related to Du Fu's poems. (改行) In his preface to an anthology of Du Fu's poems, Mao Xiang states his enthusiasm for Du Fu's work. Mao personally faced great hardship during the troubled times of the Manchu conquest. In fact, Du Fu himself lived a life fraught with worry, especially during the An Lu-shan Rebellion. The similarities he felt between their experiences led Mao not only to sympathize with Du Fu but also to compose poems using the same style.
東洋文化研究所紀要 158, 1-34, 2010-12