Fu Xuan

(217 - 278)

While it was not uncommon for male poets to write from a female perspective, Fu Xuan is thought to have been particularly sympathetic to the concerns of women in his work. Born in 217, three years before the establishment of the Cao Wei dynasty, he was among a group of court scholars in the 240s charged with writing a history of the Wei. In 265, Fu Xuan was elevated to the highest rank of nobility and in his various subsequent postings promoted Confucianism in the court and wrote lyrics for ritual songs.

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