Illustrated Poem of Li Sao


This work is an illustrated edition of the Qing dynasty of the poem Li sao (Departing sorrow) by Qu Yuan, who lived circa 343-277 BCE. It was illustrated by Xiao Yuncong (1596-1673), a famed early Qing painter, and was engraved by Tang Yongxian. According to Wang Zhongmin in A descriptive catalog of rare Chinese books in the Library of Congress (Washington, DC: Library of Congress, 1957) Pan Zuyin (1830-90), a late Qing man of letters and linguist and Qing official, reissued the work and rebound it in four volumes, but retained the original title, which reads: "By Xiao Yuncong of Quhu." This rebound edition has two original prefaces, one by Li Kai (not dated) and the other by Xiao Yuncong, the painter (dated 1645).

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Pan Zuyin, China


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No juan designation; 4 ce: illustrations

Last updated: January 3, 2018