Chinese History

82. Chinese History

During the Age of Division, many elites chose to stay away from the government and state affairs. According to the readings, what was the new trend of religion and literature that emerged among the literati during that period? Why did this change take place?
For this question, I suggest that you could take the works of certain poets, say, Tao Yuanming, Xie Lingyun and so forth, as examples to illustrate your viewpoint. As for the second part of the prompt (Why……), try to think about the connection between the poetry in the secondary readings and the historical background during that period.

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