Making poetry with alcohol : wine consumption in Tao Qian, Li Bai and Su Shi

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Abstract

Noting the importance of wine as an ancient poetic motif in China's literary tradition, this chapter examines the significance of wine eulogy in the poetic works of Tao Qian, Li Bai, and Su Shi and demonstrates how certain aspects of wine, such as being social catalyst and emotional intensifier and anesthetic, has largely remained constant, while other aspects transformed with a keener sense of individuality and the enlightening experiences of philosophy and art.
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationScribes of gastronomy: representations of food and drink in Imperial Chinese literature
PublisherHong Kong University Press
Pages45-67
Number of pages23
ISBN (Print)9789888139989
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 7 Jan 2013

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Wine
Poetry
Alcohol
Poetics
Individuality
China
Art
Eulogy
Motifs
Keen
Literary Tradition
Emotion
Intensifier
Philosophy

Keywords

  • China
  • Culture
  • Food literature
  • Li Bai
  • Su Shi
  • Tao Qian
  • Wine poetry

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KWONG, Y. T. C. (2013). Making poetry with alcohol : wine consumption in Tao Qian, Li Bai and Su Shi. In Scribes of gastronomy: representations of food and drink in Imperial Chinese literature (pp. 45-67). Hong Kong University Press. https://doi.org/10.5790/hongkong/9789888139972.003.0006
KWONG, Yim Tze, Charles. / Making poetry with alcohol : wine consumption in Tao Qian, Li Bai and Su Shi. Scribes of gastronomy: representations of food and drink in Imperial Chinese literature. Hong Kong University Press, 2013. pp. 45-67
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