Chinese poem illustration: 塞下曲六首 其一/ Under the Fortress by Li Bai
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By Li Bai but less popular than the other two Under the Fortress poems(1-2) by Lu Lun and Xu Hun, could be a very good reference reflecting the flavor of the time and specific poet: from romantic, positive Prosperous Tang period (li Bai) to sad realism in Late Tang period(Xu Hun). Lu Lun is sitting in between , a bit closer to Prosperous Tang.
The famous wording Behead Loulan(斩楼兰) is analysed thoroughly.
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