Chinese Poets


Selected Chinese Poets

poet Lao Tzu – (6th Century B.C.) poet Du FU – (712–770)
poet Li Po(701 -762) poet Chuang Tzu  – (369BC – 286BC)
poet Wumen Huikai – (1183–1260) poet Confucius -(551-479 B.C.)
poet Huang Po


Chinese poetry has been influenced by the religious and spiritual traditions of Confucianism, Buddhism and Taoism. Taoism is a philosophy which seeks to explain the meaning of life through the principles of Yin and Yang. Chinese Poetry expresses the apparent paradoxes of the universe through mystical poetry which points to the underlying unity of life. Chinese poetry is increasingly being appreciated in the West. This is a collection of the most significant Chinese Poets, we hope to add some lesser known Chinese Poets soon.


External Chinese Poetry Links

  • Chinese Poets Great Poets of China at homepage
  • Chinese Poems – Site dedicated to poems from China
  • Daoist Poetry An excellent collection of links to Daoist poetry, including authors such as Lao Tzu, Tu Fu, and Li Po