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Title Classical Chinese literature : an anthology of translations. Vol. 1, From antiquity to the Tang Dynasty / edited by John Minford and Joseph S. M. Lau.

Published New York ; Chichester : Columbia University Press, 2000.


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 UniM Bail  895.108 CLAS    AVAILABLE
Physical description lix, 1176 pages ; 23 cm
Contents Editors' Introduction: "Music from Two Rooms" xliii -- Part 1 Before the Han Dynasty (to 206 B.C.) -- Chapter 1. Pattern and Sign: The Chinese Language 3 -- Chapter 2. Heavenly Questions: Early Myths and Legends 37 -- Chapter 3. Book of Songs: The Earliest Anthology of Chinese Poetry 69 -- Chapter 4. Source: Prose of the Ancients: Early Narrative and Philosophy 155 -- Chapter 5. Songs of the South: Shamanism and Poetry 237 -- Part 2 Han Dynasty and the Period of Disunion (206 B.C.-A.D. 589) -- Chapter 6. Red and Purple Threads: Rhapsodies from the Han and Six Dynasties 267 -- Chapter 7. Mortals and Immortals: Historical and Pseudo-Historical Writings from the Han and Six Dynasties 329 -- Chapter 8. We Fought South of the City Wall: Ballads and Folksongs of the Han and Six Dynasties 383 -- Chapter 9. Tigers Setting the Wind Astir: Poets of the Han, Wei and Jin Dynasties 413 -- Chapter 10. Bamboo Grove, Golden Valley, Orchid Pavilion: Coteries of the Third and Fourth Centuries 443 -- Chapter 11. Tao Yuanming (365-427): The Gentleman of the Five Willow Trees 491 -- Chapter 12. Murmuring Stream and the Weary Road: Xie Lingyun and Bao Zhao 523 -- Chapter 13. New Songs from a Jade Terrace: Court Poetry of the Southern Dynasties 541 -- Chapter 14. Green Bag and Yellow Covers: A Miscellany of Prose from the Han and Six Dynasties 563 -- Chapter 15. Carving of Dragons: Early Literary Criticism 625 -- Chapter 16. Spirits and Humors: Strange Tales from the Six Dynasties 651 -- Part 3 Sui, Tang and Five Dynasties (589-960) -- Chapter 17. Great River: Poets of the Early Tang 677 -- Chapter 18. Wang Wei (701-761): Poet and Painter 699 -- Chapter 19. Li Bo (701-762): The Banished Immortal 721 -- Chapter 20. Du Fu (712-770): The Sage of Poetry 765 -- Chapter 21. Spring, River, Flowers, Moon, Night: Poets of the High Tang 817 -- Chapter 22. Stones Where the Haft Rotted: Poets of the Mid Tang 847 -- Chapter 23. Bo Juyi (772-846): Madly Singing in the Mountains 871 -- Chapter 24. Patterned Lute: Poets of the Late Tang 903 -- Chapter 25. Red Leaf: Women Poets from the First Century B.C. to the Tenth Century A.D. 955 -- Chapter 26. Cold Mountain: Poetry of Zen and the Tao 975 -- Chapter 27. Return to the Source: Essays of the Tang Dynasty 989 -- Chapter 28. World in a Pillow: Classical Tales of the Tang Dynasty 1019 -- Chapter 29. Turning the Scrolls: Ballads and Stories from Dunhuang 1077 -- Chapter 30. Among the Flowers: Lyrics of the Tang and Five Dynasties 1111 -- Major Chinese Dynasties and Periods 1155.
Summary The summation of more than two thousand years of one of the world's most august literary traditions, this volume also represents the achievements of four hundred years of Western scholarship on China. The anthology includes over a thousand selections from the most renowned translators -- including Ezra Pound, Cyril Birch, and Burton Watson.
Other author Lau, Joseph S. M., 1934-
Minford, John.
Subject Chinese literature -- Translations into English.
Chinese literature -- History and criticism.
ISBN 0231096763 £41.50