“The Seven Great Poets of Jiangsu” were an eminent group of poets during the Qianlong and Jiaqing periods of the Qing dynasty. They modeled on Tang poetry in their early years, later learned from Song poetry to a greater or lesser degree and finally returned to the Tang. They advocated poetic commentaries in separate styles, taking Du Fu, Han Yu, Su Shi, Lu You and other famous poets in the Tang and Song dynasties as models. They also read and learned from famous Ming and Qing poets who emphasized elegance and integrity, and integrated the strengths of Tang and Song masters, contributing to the acceptance of famous poets in the Ming and Qing dynasties. This trend was related to the fusion of Tang and Song poetics during the Qianlong and Jiaqing periods, which also embodied the poetic orientation of “the Seven Great Poets of Jiangsu” in face of the changes in background and atmosphere, which reflected a strong practical concern. Sorting out the poetic orientation of this group helps fully understand the multiple aspects of the poetry circle during the Qianlong and Jiaqing periods.
“the Seven Great Poets of Jiangsu”, literary style, poetic orientation, poetry circle during the Qianlong and Jiaqing periods
Long, Ye. 2023. "The Relationship between the Poetic Orientation of "the Seven Great Poets of Jiangsu" and the Trend of Poetry Circle during the Qianlong and Jiaqing Periods." Theoretical Studies in Literature and Art 42, (6): pp.165-173. https://tsla.researchcommons.org/journal/vol42/iss6/18