Su Shi, one of China’s most famous poets, still drives domestic tourism in China. Photo: Shutterstock
Su Shi, one of China’s most famous poets, still drives domestic tourism in China. Photo: Shutterstock

Can a 1,000-year-old Chinese celebrity poet drive country’s tourism today?

  • Su Shi might be China’s most famous poet, with his work still taught in schools across the country today
  • A recent study found that, nearly 1,000 years after he was born, Su still can drive domestic tourism

Su Shi, one of China’s most famous poets, still drives domestic tourism in China. Photo: Shutterstock
Su Shi, one of China’s most famous poets, still drives domestic tourism in China. Photo: Shutterstock

Corrected [12:29pm, 4 Jul, 2022]

  • [12:29pm, 4 Jul, 2022]

    An earlier version of this article said Su Shi was born in Kaifeng, in Henan province. He was born in Meishan, in Sichuan.

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