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Chinese Love Poetry
     

Chinese Love Poetry

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by Jane Portal
 

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Classical and modern Chinese love poems, illustrated with brushwork calligraphy and scenes from rarely exhibited paintings. The three arts of poetry, calligraphy and painting are regarded in China as the Triple Excellence, and they are brought together here in a beautifully presented anthology of forty Chinese love poems ranging from the earliest known works in the

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Classical and modern Chinese love poems, illustrated with brushwork calligraphy and scenes from rarely exhibited paintings. The three arts of poetry, calligraphy and painting are regarded in China as the Triple Excellence, and they are brought together here in a beautifully presented anthology of forty Chinese love poems ranging from the earliest known works in the famous Book of Songs to the work of Chairman Mao and other twentieth-century poets, including poignant examples from the high point of Chinese poetry in the Tang dynasty (618—906). The subject of all the poems and extracts is love, in all its variations: the love of husbands and wives, family and friends, times and places as well as courtship, passion and parting.
Selected English translations are each illustrated with a scene from a Chinese painting and are illuminated by the artistic brushwork calligraphy of Qu Lei Lei. Jane Portal's introduction summarizes the history and development of Chinese poetry and provides brief biographical notes on the poets.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781566569965
Publisher:
Interlink Publishing Group, Incorporated
Publication date:
09/11/2014
Series:
Interlink Love Poetry Collection
Edition description:
1
Pages:
100
Product dimensions:
6.50(w) x 7.40(h) x 0.40(d)

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Chinese Love Poetry 2.7 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 3 reviews.
GWL More than 1 year ago
You can find much better Chinese poetry books. Also could use better explanation of Chinese calligraphy choices and paintings.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Guest More than 1 year ago
This collection of chinese love poems is a truly wonderful expression of the views on love in ancient China. There is much contrast of emotion throughout each poem.. and sometimes is almost guaranteed to make you laugh a little.. even cry. The art used in the book is very appropriate to set the mood for each poem. I loved every spirited letter of this book, and I'm sure you will too. Have fun readin'! =)