Chinese poem illustration: 贼退示官吏/ A Post to Superior After Defeating Gangster by Yuan Jie
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The civil war of Tang dynasty(安史之乱) is the watershed of Chinese history, after which all the way of declining.
The poem described a county(永州) in today’s Hunan province, frontier area in Tang dynasty, how the gangster and the imperial officers bully the normal people by all means.
The poet ,as the local governor, had done his best to help his people. Now he decided to resign once he found out that the imperial government is even much worse than the gagsters.
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