Huanggang Special

Huanggang celebrates life and works of Su Dongpo

Huanggang, in Hubei province, recently opened the Memorial Museum of Su Dongpo (1036-1101), famed Song Dynasty (960-1279) poet, artist, calligrapher, pharmacologist and statesman.

The life of Su Dongpo

Su Dongpo (orginally known as Su Shi) (January 8, 1037--August 24, 1101) was a writer, poet, artist, calligrapher, pharmacologist, and statesman of the Song Dynasty, and one of the major poets of the Song era. He was born in Meishan near Mount Emei in Sichuan province and died at the age of 66 in Changzhou, Jiangsu province.

Su--memorized by the city of Huanggang

Huanggang is an agricultural city, home to part of the Dabie mountain range and the Red Cliff. The cliff owes its enduring fame to two pieces of prose by Su, who reflected on its role in the ancient battle.

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