Robert Oxnam :: The
Tang dynasty, which lasted from 618 to 907, is often referred to as China's
golden age. Indeed Chinese culture flourished under the Tang, and Tang poets
are perhaps the best known and most revered of all Chinese literary figures.
David D. W. Wang :: Poetry reached its peak in the Tang Dynasty, roughly from the seventh to the ninth century. By that time, poetry had been instituted as the most important literary and social genre.