The most prolific Southern Song poet. Some 10,000 of his shi poems survive. Although labeled a 'patriotic' poet, which he certainly was, having written many poems urging military action to recover China's 'rightful' territory from the Jin, his poems are diverse and not easily categorized. |
Lu You's travel diary, 入蜀記 Ru Shu Ji, covering his trip from Shaoxing in Zhejiang to Guizhou in Sichuan from July to December, 1170 is of particular interest.