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Bai Juyi 2017-05-11
Bai Juyi is a great realistic poet of the Tang Dynasty (618-907) and enjoys high reputation in China. For his great talent in poems, he was listed among 'The Best Three Poets of the Tang Dynasty'. As one of the scholar-officials in Hangzhou, his connection to Hangzhou is magnificent and profound.

Bai Juyi had been here in Hangzhou twice, the first time for leisure and the second, serving as the governor of Hangzhou. During his over-two-year term as the governor, he had dredged six ancient wells which provide fresh water for Hangzhou residents, ordered to construct causeways to protect West Lake, engaged in Buddhism culture exchange and composed numerous poems which vividly depict the beauty of Hangzhou, the beauty of West Lake. Bai Juyi is a prolific poet and had composed 3600 poems through his lifetime and 200 of them are about West Lake, beating poets of all time in Chinese history. He considered Hangzhou as his second hometown and his love for Hangzhou and West Lake can be easily spotted in his poems. Till today, his epic sentence ‘I missed Jiangnan and I missed Hangzhou the most’ is still the best advertisement Hangzhou showing to the world.

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