Can you give me some suggestions of a good Chinese literati for my essay please.
I need to write a history essay for my Chinese degree. Can you give me your suggestions on who I should study and write about. Here is our essay question.
Give your own title to your essay. Develop your topic focusing on ONE Chinese literatus of your choice (from the 7th to the end of the 18th century) with the use of relevant primary sources (e.g. historical and philosophical writings, essays, poetry, drama, or fiction) in translation.
Here are some suggestions:
Literati as Writers, Artists, Philosophers
Literati as Social and Political Elites
Literati as Connoisseurs, Collectors, and Critics
Literati and Court Culture/Popular Culture
Who would you choose, why?
Please ignore the bottom section, I am looking for names of indervidual writers here please!!!