Wen Tien-Hsiang

Wen T’ien-Hsiang


or Wen Shan. Born 1236; died 1282. Chinese literary figure and general.

Wen T’ien-hsiang fought heroically with the Mongols and was captured and executed for refusing to serve his enemies. His well-known poem Song to My Unbending Spirit is full of fervent patriotism. He wrote many poems and love songs.


Alekseev, V. M.“ ’Pesn’ moemu priamomu dukhu’ kitaiskogo patriota 13 v. Ven’ Tian’-siana.” Tr. Voennogo in-ta inostrannykh iazykov, 1946, no. 2.