The Columbia Book of Chinese Poetry: From Early Times to the Thirteenth Century (Translations from the Asian Classics Series) / Edition 38

The Columbia Book of Chinese Poetry: From Early Times to the Thirteenth Century (Translations from the Asian Classics Series) / Edition 38

by Burton Watson
     
 

ISBN-10: 0231056826

ISBN-13: 9780231056823

Pub. Date: 07/28/1984

Publisher: Columbia University Press

The Columbia Book of Chinese Poetry presents translations of more than 420 poems by 96 poets drawn from the great ages of Chinese poetry. It begins with selections from the Book of Odes, the oldest anthology of Chinese poetry compiled around the seventh century B.C., and covers the succeeding generations down to the end of the Sung dynasty in A.D.

Overview

The Columbia Book of Chinese Poetry presents translations of more than 420 poems by 96 poets drawn from the great ages of Chinese poetry. It begins with selections from the Book of Odes, the oldest anthology of Chinese poetry compiled around the seventh century B.C., and covers the succeeding generations down to the end of the Sung dynasty in A.D. 1279.

Important poets such as T'ao Yüan-ming, LiPo, Tu Fu, Su Tung-p'o, and Lu Yu are treated in separate sections with generous samplings from their works, while lesser poets are represented in chapters devoted to the particular era in which they lived. A general introduction discusses the major characteristics and forms of traditional Chinese poetry, while introductory essays to the individual chapters outline the history of poetic development in China over the centuries.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780231056823
Publisher:
Columbia University Press
Publication date:
07/28/1984
Series:
Translations from the Asian Classics
Pages:
385
Product dimensions:
6.37(w) x 9.56(h) x 1.22(d)

Table of Contents

Introduction
1. The Book of Odes
2. The Ch'u Tz'u
3. Early Songs, Poems in Rhyme-Prose Form, and Yüeh-fu Ballads
4. Poems of the Han and Wei
5. T'ao Yüan-ming
6. Chin, Six Dynasties, and Sui Poets
7. Major T'ang Poets I: Wang Wei, Li Po, Tu Fu
8. Major T'ang Poets II: Han Yü, Po Chü-i, Han-shan
9. Other T'ang Poets
10. Two Major Sung Poets: Su Tung-p'o, Lu Yu
11. Other Sung Poets
12. Lyrics in Tz'u Form

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