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Su Shih:see Su Tung-p'oSu Tung-p'o
, 1036–1101, Chinese poet. He was also called Su Shih. Born in present-day Sichuan prov., he was one of a literary family. Su occupied many official posts, rising to president of the board of rites (which regulated imperial ceremonies and worship).
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(also known as Su Tung-p’o). Born 1036, in the province of Szechwan; died 1101, in the city of Chang-chou. Chinese writer and political figure.
Su Shih took part in the political struggle that centered on plans for governmental reform. After opposing Wang An-shih, Su Shih spent the years 1079 through 1100 in prison and in exile.
Su Shih strongly influenced all the elevated literary genres of his time. Several thousand of his poems and prose works (mainly essays), remarkable for their expressiveness, have survived. His works include political, philosophical, and nature lyrics, as well as depictions of the people’s sufferings. Su Shih’s prose, which reflects the breadth of his interests, is lively and unaffected.
WORKSSu Tung-p’o chi, vols. 1–3. Shanghai, 1958.
In Russian translation:
[“Stikhi.”] In Antologiia kitaiskoipoezii, vol. 3. Moscow, 1957.
[“Stikhotv. v proze.”] In Kitaiskaia klassicheskaia proza. Moscow, 1959.
Stikhi, melodii, poemy. Moscow, 1975.
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Golubev, I. S. “Obviniteli i zashchitniki poeta Su Shi.” Problemy Dal’nego Vostoka, 1973, no. 1.
Lin Yu-tang. The Gay Genius. New York, 1947.
Ling Ch’in-ju. Su Shih ssu-hsiang t’an-t’ao. Taipei, 1964.
V. F. SOROKIN