The Columbia History of Chinese Literature

The Columbia History of Chinese Literature

by Victor H. Mair
     
 

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ISBN-10: 0231109849

ISBN-13: 9780231109840

Pub. Date: 03/12/2002

Publisher: Columbia University Press

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,

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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. A special feature of The Columbia History of Chinese Literature is the 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
Map of China
Introduction: The Origins and Impact of Literati Culture
1. Foundations
"Language and Script"; Victor H. Mair
"Myth"; Anne Birrell
"Philosophy and Literature in Early China"; Michael Puett
"The Thirteen Classics"; Paul Rakita Goldin
"Shih-ching Poetry and Didacticism in Ancient Chinese Literature"; Jeffrey Riegel
"The Supernatural"; Rania Huntington
"Wit and Humor"; Karin Myhre
"Proverbs"; John S. Rohsenow
"Buddhist Literature"; Helwig Schmidt-Glintzer and Victor H. Mair
"Taoist Heritage"; Judith Boltz
"Women in Literature"; Anne Birrell
2. Poetry
"Sao, fu, Parallel Prose, and Related Genres"; Christopher Leigh Connery
"Poetry from 200 b.c.e. to 600 c.e."; Robert Joe Cutter
"Poetry of the T'ang Dynasty"; Paul W. Kroll
"Tz'u"; Stuart Sargent
"Sung Dynasty shih Poetry"; Michael A. Fuller
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