14. IN THE FOOTSTEPS OF DU FU, CHINA'S GREATEST POET

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14. IN THE FOOTSTEPS OF DU FU, CHINA'S GREATEST POET
Michael Wood
Tuesday 25th June 16:00 (60 Min)
Evelyn Partners Spiegeltent
Du Fu (712-70) is one of China’s greatest poets. His career coincided with periods of famine, war and huge upheaval, yet his secular philosophical vision, combined with his empathy for the common folk of his nation, ensured that he soon became revered. Broadcaster and historian Michael Wood follows in his footsteps to try to understand the places that inspired Du Fu to write some of the most famous and best-loved poetry the world has known. The themes he wrote about – friendship, family, human suffering – are universal and in our troubled times are just as relevant as they were almost 1,300 years ago.
Event Theme: Culture & Arts
£5.00
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