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What Was It Like to Lose a Kingdom, 李煜 Lǐ Yù’s Experience
Historical background 李煜 Lǐ Yù was the third and last king of the kingdom known as 南唐 nán táng [ 937-975 AD] located in today’s 江苏 Jiāngsū and 浙江 Zhèjiāng provinces. He was extremely talented in the arts. His poems are among the very best poems composed in Chinese literary history. Many of his poems…
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