See in text (Drinking Alone Beneath the Moon)
An ancient capital of over ten ruling dynasties in Chinese history, the city of Ch’ang-an, now known as Xi’an, has figured prominently in culture and history for generations. Li Po moved to the city in the year 742 at the request of the emperor and wrote many of his well-known works there. However, his stay was short lived, and he was banished only two years later. Unfortunately, there does not appear to be a record of the reason for his banishment.