The Columbia History of Chinese Literature

The Columbia History of Chinese Literature

by Victor H. Mair
     
 

Comprehensive yet portable, this account of the development of Chinese literature from the very beginning up to the present brings the riches of this august literary tradition into focus for the general reader. Organized chronologically with thematic chapters interspersed, the fifty-five original chapters by leading specialists cover all genres and periods of

See more details below

Overview

Comprehensive yet portable, this account of the development of Chinese literature from the very beginning up to the present brings the riches of this august literary tradition into focus for the general reader. Organized chronologically with thematic chapters interspersed, the fifty-five original chapters by leading specialists cover all genres and periods of poetry, prose, fiction, and drama, with a special focus on such subjects as popular culture, the impact of religion upon literature, the role of women, and relationships with non-Sinitic languages and peoples.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780231109840
Publisher:
Columbia University Press
Publication date:
03/12/2002
Edition description:
New Edition
Pages:
1342
Product dimensions:
6.51(w) x 9.56(h) x 2.66(d)
Lexile:
1470L (what's this?)
Age Range:
18 Years

Table of Contents

Prolegomenon
Preface
Acknowledgments
Abbreviations
Map of China
Introduction: The Origins and Impact of Literati Culture1
1Foundations
1Language and Script19
2Myth58
3Philosophy and Literature in Early China70
4The Thirteen Classics86
5Shih-ching Poetry and Didacticism in Ancient Chinese Literature97
6The Supernatural110
7Wit and Humor132
8Proverbs149
9Buddhist Literature160
10Taoist Heritage173
11Women in Literature194
IIPoetry
12Sao, Fu, Parallel Prose, and Related Genres223
13Poetry from 200 B.C.E. to 600 C.E.248
14Poetry of the T'ang Dynasty274
15Tz'u314
16Sung Dynasty Shih Poetry337
17Yuan San-ch'u370
18Mongol-Yuan Classical Verse (Shih)383
19Poetry of the Fourteenth Century390
20Poetry of the Fifteenth and Sixteenth Centuries399
21Poetry of the Seventeenth Century410
22Poetry of the Eighteenth to Early Twentieth Centuries429
23Ch'ing Lyric444
24Modern Poetry453
25Poetry and Painting466
IIIProse
26The Literary Features of Historical Writing493
27Early Biography511
28Expository Prose527
29Records of Anomalies542
30Travel Literature555
31Sketches560
32Twentieth-Century Prose566
IVFiction
33T'ang Tales579
34Vernacular Stories595
35Full-Length Vernacular Fiction620
36Traditional Vernacular Novels: Some Lesser-Known Works659
37The Later Classical Tale675
38Fiction from the End of the Empire to the Beginning of the Republic (1897-1916)697
39Twentieth-Century Fiction732
40China, Hong Kong, and Taiwan During the 1980s and 1990s758
VDrama
41Traditional Dramatic Literature785
42Twentieth-Century Spoken Drama848
VICommentary, Criticism, and Interpretation
43The Rhetoric of Premodern Prose Style881
44Classical Exegesis909
45Literary Theory and Criticism916
46Traditional Fiction Commentary940
VIIPopular and Peripheral Manifestations
47Balladry and Popular Song953
48Tun-huang Literature964
49The Oral-Formulaic Tradition989
50Regional Literatures1015
51Ethnic Minority Literature1032
52The Translator's Turn: The Birth of Modern Chinese Language and Fiction1055
53The Reception of Chinese Literature in Korea1067
54The Reception of Chinese Literature in Japan1079
55The Reception of Chinese Literature in Vietnam1096
Suggestions for Further Reading1105
Principal Chinese Dynasties and Periods1153
Romanization Schemes for Modern Standard Mandarin1155
Glossary of Terms1161
Glossary of Names1179
Glossary of Titles1213
Index1241
Contributors1335

Read More

Customer Reviews

Average Review:

Write a Review

and post it to your social network

     

Most Helpful Customer Reviews

See all customer reviews >