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Li Hou Zhu

Li Hou Zhu 李後主(li3 hou4 zhu3) (931-978) was the last ruler of the Southern Tang[?] Kingdom from 961 to 975 during Five Dynasties and Ten Kingdoms Period and a renowned Chinese poet. His given name was Li Yu 李煜 (li3 yu4).

Li is a brilliant and gifted poet, probably influenced during his childhood by scholaristic guests of his father. However most of his best poems were composed during his "miserable" years after he surrenderred his kingdom to Song Dynasty. His story remains very popular in many Cantonese operas[?].

List of his poems should be added.

虞美人 Lady Yu
春花秋月 何時了?往事知多少? - 小樓昨夜又東風。故國不堪回首明月中。 雕欄玉砌應猶在。只是朱顏改。 - 問君能有幾多愁。恰似一江春水向東流。

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