Yuan Mei

Chinese poet
Yuan Mei

Yuan Mei (1716 – 1798) was a Chinese poet.


  • If I can rejoice for a moment,
    Death at an early age would still be a long life.
    • "Miscellaneous Poems" III, quoted in Albert Davis (ed.), The Penguin Book of Chinese Verse (1962), p. 67

Quotes about Yuan MeiEdit

  • Yuan Mei was a revolutionary in the world of poetry.
    • Zhu Ziqing, as quoted in J. D. Schmidt's Harmony Garden: The Life, Literary Criticsm and Poetry of Yuan Mei, 1716–1798 (2003), p. 129

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