Where are the Poet-Monks?

16 Poet-monk Map (870s)

In this project, I map out where exactly the poet-monks of the Tang and Five Dynasties lived (and at what time) by using a variety of geographical programs. I rely mainly on the reconstructed chronology of Tang literature edited by Fu Xuancong called Tang Wudai wenxue biannian shi 唐五代文學編年史. These maps are tools I use in the second chapter of my dissertation, which traces the evolution of the term “poet-monk” 詩僧 over the course of about 200 years.

Check out a few preliminary tests related to travels of Guanxiu 貫休 in these two blog posts.

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *