Well-known Cultural Literates of China: Du Fu / Bai Juyi
Du Fu was a famous poet in Tang Dynasty and had over 1400 poems left behind. The poems recorded Dufu s life experience vividly. They connected the reality with his individual life, making his ideology and artistic form united. They also represent the highest achievement of Tang poems. Thus he was called the Poem Sage. Bai Juyi named himself Retired Scholar of Xiangshan Mountain. Succeeding Dufu, he is another outstanding poet in Tang Dynasty. His poems are characterized by using the common and smooth language. His poems "Song of the Lute Player" and" Poem of Everlasting Sorrow"; are regarded as works of eternity.