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Book of Songs

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One of the five Confucian classics, The Book of Songs (Shijing) is the oldest collection of poetry in world literature and the finest treasure of traditional songs left from antiquity. Where the other Confucian classics treat “outward things: deeds, moral precepts, the way the world works,” as Stephen Owen tells us in his foreword, The Book of Songs is “the classic of the human heart and the human mind.”
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Overview


One of the five Confucian classics, The Book of Songs (Shijing) is the oldest collection of poetry in world literature and the finest treasure of traditional songs left from antiquity. Where the other Confucian classics treat “outward things: deeds, moral precepts, the way the world works,” as Stephen Owen tells us in his foreword, The Book of Songs is “the classic of the human heart and the human mind.”
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780802134776
  • Publisher: Grove/Atlantic, Inc.
  • Publication date: 9/28/1996
  • Edition description: REVISED
  • Edition number: 1
  • Pages: 400
  • Sales rank: 324,080
  • Product dimensions: 5.50 (w) x 8.20 (h) x 1.20 (d)

Table of Contents

Preface
Map of the Zhou Feudal Kingdom
Important Legendary and Historical Figures
Foreword
South of Zhou, 1-11 5
South of Shao, 12-25 13
Airs of Bei, 26-44 23
Airs of Yong, 45-54 38
Airs of Wei, 55-64 46
Airs of the Royal Domain, 65-74 56
Airs of Zheng, 75-95 64
Airs of Qi, 96-106 77
Airs of Wey, 107-13 84
Airs of Tang, 114-25 90
Airs of Qin, 126-35 99
Airs of Chen, 136-45 107
Airs of Gui, 146-49 113
Airs of Cao, 150-53 116
Airs of Bin, 154-60 119
The Minor Odes, Poems 161-234 129
The Major Odes, Poems 235-65 223
The Zhou Hymns, 266-96 291
The Lu Hymns, 297-300 308
The Shang Hymns, 301-05 318
Waley's Notes on Books Used 324
Waley's Additional Notes 326
App Waley's Original Topical Categories and Order of Poems 333
Postface: A Literary History of the Shi jing 336
Selected Bibliography 384
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