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Guan Hanqing

Updated: 2013-10-18

Guan Hanqing (1241-1300), a prominent playwright and poet of the Yuan Dynasty (1271-1368) with the style name Zhaisou, was born in the city of Xiezhou, Shanxi province and was talented at the game of go, dancing, musical instruments, and the theater. He produced 60 plays, 13 of which still exist, including "The Injustice to Dou E", "Saving the Dust in thewind" and "The Moon-worship Pavilion". He has been described as one of the most prolific, highly regarded dramatists of the Yuan.
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