300 Yuan Songs - How can we know the cultural level of a nation? We may see how many masterpieces her people has created for mankind. Tang poetry, Song lyrics and Yuan songs are masterpieces created by the Chinese people from the seventh to the fourteenth centuries.
Yuan poets inherited the poetic tradition to inspire, reflect, communicate and criticize and developed in accordance with the times, popularied poetry, liberalized versification and diversified the metrical forms. Thus they have paved the way for modern vernacular Chinese literature.