Abstract: Chinese art songs emerged in the early 1920s. By imitating and borrowing elements from European art songs in combination with traditional music and ethnic cultural elements, Chinese art songs have developed into the one and only with unique ethnic styles and abundant emotions. Chinese classical poetry art songs are a branch of Chinese art songs. The earliest art song in China takes poetry works of ancient literati as lyrics, began with the master works of "Eastward Flows the Yangtze River", composed with poet Su Shi's work as lyrics. In the development for a century of Chinese art songs, the poetry works of Bashu literati have continuously enriched and influenced this emerging art form.
Keywords：Chinese Art Songs; Ancient Poems; Bashu Literati
The Chinese version appeared in Journal of Chinese Culture, 2020(05).