Chinese Poet Du Fu Biography

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Where did Tu Fu spend the most fruitful period of his poetic career?

Ch'eng-tu

Why was Tu Fu sent to a remote border post after returning to Ch'ang-an?

As punishment for advising the emperor

In what position was Tu Fu appointed by Yen Wu after settling in Ch'eng-tu?

Military adviser and assistant secretary

How did Tu Fu contribute to preserving historical events in his poetry?

By faithfully recording his observations and feelings

What is a prominent feature of Tu Fu's poetry according to the text?

Intense personalism, symbols, and imagery

In which province did Tu Fu die in 770?

Hunan

Where was Du Fu born?

Gongxian

What major event caused chaos in the country where Du Fu lived?

An Lushan rebellion

Who did Du Fu form a lasting friendship with?

Li Po

What was Du Fu's initial reason for going to Ch'ang-an, the capital?

To search for an official position

What position was Du Fu appointed to as a reward for his loyalty?

Junior Reminder

How did Du Fu live before joining the new emperor's court in exile?

As a refugee

Test your knowledge on the life of the renowned Chinese poet Du Fu, also known as Tu Fu. Learn about his background, early life, friendships, and travels in ancient China.

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