Cao Zhi (Ts'ao Chih) 192-232

An imaginative poet and the third son of Cao Cao, King of Wei at the time of the Three Kingdoms. He was a major figure in the literary movement of the Jian'an period.

Works available in English:

  • Worlds of dust and jade; 47 poems and ballads of the third century Chinese poet Ts'ao Chih
       (George W. Kent). New York: Philosophical Library, 1969.

    Studies and Biographies:

  • Hugh Dunn, Ts'ao Chih: The Life of a Princely Chinese Poet. Taipei: China News, 1970.          close