|Ruan Bubing Yonghuaishi zhu 阮步兵詠懷詩註. [Yonghuaishi 詠懷詩]|
|Ruan Bubing Yonghuaishi zhu 阮步兵詠懷詩註 / Ruan Ji zhu 阮籍著 ; Huang Jie zhu 黃節註 ; Hua Chenzhi jiaoding 華忱之校訂.|
"....(Ruan Ji's) poetry abounds in obscure satire and allegory, in abstruse and distant terms...the frustration and indignation of a courtier (unable) to serve his lawful sovereign (the Wei)...turned to Daoist philosophy and mysticism, not versifying mechanically but debating with himself philosophical and religious problems...a poet's poet--Cf. Indiana Companion to Traditional Chinese Literature, p. 464.