Anthology of Chinese Literature: From Early Times to the Fourteenth Century

Anthology of Chinese Literature: From Early Times to the Fourteenth Century

by Cyril Birch
     
 

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Internationally renowned Chinese literature scholar Cyril Birch was the first to assemble the finest translations of these seminal pieces in his now classic and still definitive introductory anthologies. The selections in this first volume span a two-thousand-year period: from the Chou Dynasty (1122–221 B.C.) to the Y’an Dynasty (A.D. 1280–1367… See more details below

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Internationally renowned Chinese literature scholar Cyril Birch was the first to assemble the finest translations of these seminal pieces in his now classic and still definitive introductory anthologies. The selections in this first volume span a two-thousand-year period: from the Chou Dynasty (1122–221 B.C.) to the Y’an Dynasty (A.D. 1280–1367), from the ancient Songs to the dramas of the fourteenth century, every major genre of Chinese literature is represented by a crucial work. Highlights include, in addition to the great poems of the T’ang, outstanding examples of Han poetry, Six Dynasties satire, T’ang-sung prose essays and fiction, and the form of lyric known as “tz’u.”

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780802150387
Publisher:
Grove/Atlantic, Inc.
Publication date:
01/28/1994
Series:
Anthology of Chinese Literature Series
Pages:
492
Sales rank:
936,433
Product dimensions:
5.41(w) x 8.25(h) x 1.38(d)

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