Saturday, September 20, 2008

Pi Rixiu

Pi Rixiu was a Tang Dynasty poet. His courtesy names ware Yishao and Ximei , and he wrote under the pen name Lumengzhi . Pi was a contemporary of poet Lu Guimeng; these two poets are often referred to as Pi-Lu.

He was born at Xiangyang, Hubei. In 867, he obtained a degree of . After traveling to Suzhou in 868, he became Suzhou magistrate in 869. Later, he participated in the defeat of the Huang Chao's rebellion, and subsequently retired in southern China.

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